Opah or also called moonfish, is one of the most colorful of fish species in Hawaii. An upper body shades of silvery gray with red roses adorned with white spots towards the belly, red fins and large eyes surrounded with gold.
Opah has three kinds of flesh, which are each a different color. On the back of the head and along the spine is an attractive orange-colored flesh. Toward of the stomach, the flesh is pink. All parts of this meat will be white when cooked. Opah weighs 60 to more than 200 pounds. Opah can be found in Hawaii and almost all the fish opah sold in the US market comes from Hawaii.
Opah is the fish which are rich of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, phosphorus, selenium and low in sodium. Opah or moonfish also provide about 1800 mg of omega-3 (DHA and EPA) per 4-ounce serving of fresh fish. Besides being rich in nutrients, it also has a delicious flavor. Opah has a strong and soft flavor and fatty texture. The flavor of Opah is a cross between tuna and swordfish, are very typical.