TASTE & FLAVOR: Opah is a whiter fish with a very mild flavor that is popular with customers that don't often eat fish. It has a creamy taste and firm, fatty texture. The unique flavor is a cross between tuna and swordfish.
PREPARATION: Opah can be great for sushi or sashimi but if you prefer to cook it baking, grilling and pan-searing are all great options. Make sure to remove the distinctive white spotted skin before preparing!
FISHING METHOD: Longline
CAUGHT IN: San Diego, CA
BOAT: F/V Kaylee H
FISHING SEASON: Year Round
HOW IT COMES: All of our fish is fresh, never frozen and comes delivered in gallon ziplock bags.
STORING: If you choose to store your fish in the refrigerator we suggest consuming it within 3 days of delivery. If you do not plan on eating the fish within 3 days we suggest freezing it immediately after delivery to ensure freshness. Before freezing we suggest removing the fish from the bag, rinsing it with cold water and patting dry. Then place it in a vacuum sealed bag, airtight ziplock bag, or double saran wrapped before freezing. To defrost run cool (not hot) water over the bag for 5-10 minutes. Defrosting in the refrigerator is the second best option.
SUSTAINABILITY: Please refer to NOAA's FishWatch.gov for more information on this species fishery.
NOTES: For deliveries each pound is a weight estimate, it is not exact. We do our best to get it as close to the ordered weight as possible. Each cut of fish is about 1-2lbs in size and we suggest ordering at least 2lbs for the best cut of fish.
NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of food-borne illness.