As a source of high natural nutrients, consuming seafood is needed, as such Opah Fish recipes are ought to be learned. If not yet familiar of what an Opah fish is, it’s commonly known as Moonfish. They are colorful, large, and deep-bodied pelagic lampriform fishes. This fish has actually become increasingly popular around seafood markets. First it became popular; it’s made as an ingredient for sashimi and sushi in late 1980s and early 1990s. The meat of this fish has a light flavor to it, and can be prepared in many ways, especially sauté. Opah fish’s flesh has a light-pink to orange color, but when cooked it turns white.

There are many best Opah Fish recipes; a few of those are Seared Opah with Asian Greens, Steamed Opah, Grilled Opah with Olives, Opah Stuffed with Crab, etc. How we learn to cook this fish depends on which method to use to cook it. Specifically for Hawaiian Opah Fish, it contains a rich source of niacin, phosphorus, vitamin B6, selenium, protein, and vitamin B12. Aside from that, it also has low sodium content. Per 4 ounce serving of this Hawaii Moonfish provides around 1800mg of Omega-3’s (EPA and DHA). Get ready to cook this recipe following instructions below.

Opah Fish recipes


  • For Opah Fish:
    • 1lb. of Opah fillet, cut
    • Olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons of garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons of white wine
    • 2 tablespoons of parsley, chopped into 2 to 3
    • 1lb. of unsalted butter, cut in cubes and kept at room temperature
    • Pepper and salt, or to taste
    • Shredded parmesan cheese


  • For Tomato Concasse:
    • 1lb. of vine-ripened tomatoes
    • 2 minced shallots
    • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

Preparation Directions:

  • Tomato Concasse:
    1. Remove core of tomato using small knife’s tip.
    2. Score tomato’s skin lightly by making an X-cut at the other end.
    3. Throw in tomatoes into boiled water pot for about 10 seconds.
    4. Discard tomatoes using slotted spoon, extract into ice-watered bowl.
    5. Put tomatoes on cutting board, core facing down, cut it in half.
    6. Remove seeds with teaspoon, dispose.
    7. Roughly chop tomatoes to preferred size.
    8. Gently cook shallots and tomatoes without coloring them in butter for approximately 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • For Opah Fish:
    1. Heat sauté pan using medium heat until it’s hot.
    2. Pour in olive oil.
    3. Season both fillets’ sides using pepper and salt.
    4. Sear both sides until it’s medium-done, takes about 4-5 minutes.
    5. Extract from pan; add in garlic, stir them.
    6. Pour tomato concasse, white wine, and lemon juice on medium heat. Let reduced.
    7. Set to low heat, throw in butter bit by bit.
    8. Discard from heat; add with chopped parsley, season it.
    9. Seared Opah with Vine-Ripe Tomato Garlic Butter Opah Fish recipes is ready to serve.

After trying out the recipe above, there are many more to be tried yet. You should use your creativity to make your own recipe. Well, browse for more Opah Fish recipes and taste them out.


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