Moonfish, also known as Opah, are a beautiful species of large fish indigenous to the tropical waters of the Eastern Pacific Barrier, a 4,000 mile expanse of pristine deep water between Hawaii and the coasts of the Americas.
Until the early 1980’s, when Opah’s commercial appeal began its significant ascent, this species was traditionally given away as a gesture of good fortune in Hawaii. Today, we certainly still feel it’s a signal of something excellent, especially the phenomenal and responsibly long-line caught renditions presented by our fishing partners in Hawaii.
Opah flesh has three distinct colors. The cheek meat is rosy red, the loin is a light salmon-orange, and the belly is an intricately marbled blush pink. The flavor falls somewhere between tuna and swordfish — distinctive, but not overpowering. In addition to raw, broiled, or hard seared, this is a popular fish to smoke.
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*Please note that we are only able to ship live and fresh caught seafood from our California fishing partners on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. This policy is in effect to ensure that a possible one-business day delay on the part of our shipping partners, FedEx, does not result in product spoilage over the weekend. This stipulation is in the interest of upholding the absolute highest quality possible when you receive your order, and we tremendously appreciate your support and understanding.