With fresh Opah (Moonfish), here’s a great recipe that’s quick from stove top to table from Deb over at the Kahakai Kitchen blog! She has a lot of Hawaiian oriented dishes that are great to try!
Sauteed Opah with Lemon-Miso-Honey Sauce
Opah is great over a simple rice or a salad, and the cilantro in this dish can easily be used with (or replaced with) parsley or another leafy herb.
Author: Deb, Kahakai Kitchen
Recipe type: Seafood
Serves: 2 Servings
- For Fish:
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Opah fillets (4-6 oz)
- a pinch each of good quality sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- For Sauce:
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp white miso paste
- Juice of 1 medium lemon
- 1 Tbsp local honey
- ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 Tbsp whipping cream (optional)
- salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat and add Olive Oil.
- Lightly Salt and Pepper fillets of Opah.
- Cook Opah over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Will flake easily when done.
- Meanwhile melt butter in a small sauce pan or skillet over medium-low heat.
- Add miso, lemon juice, and honey, stirring until well blended.
- Reduce heat to low and cook sauce for 5 minutes.
- Add pepper, cream, and chopped cilantro.
- Serve over fish, garnish with additional cilantro and lemon wedges.