Sauteed Opah with Lemon-Miso-Honey Sauce

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
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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.
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Hawaiian
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
  1. Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat and add Olive Oil.
  2. Lightly Salt and Pepper fillets of Opah.
  3. Cook Opah over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Will flake easily when done.
  4. Meanwhile melt butter in a small sauce pan or skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Add miso, lemon juice, and honey, stirring until well blended.
  6. Reduce heat to low and cook sauce for 5 minutes.
  7. Add pepper, cream, and chopped cilantro.
  8. Serve over fish, garnish with additional cilantro and lemon wedges.