Crimson Snapper/Opakapaka Fillet (Hawaii wild) by the pound


Product Description

  • Taste: mild, sweet, ocean-fresh flavor
  • Texture: medium-firm, flaky, delicate, tender
  • Temperature History: IQF
  • Origin: Hawaii
  • Catch Method: handline, pole-and-line, vertical line
  • Availability: year-round
  • Sustainability Rating: Good Alternative (Hawaii, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean) - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
  • Recommended Preparation: grill, broil, steam, poach, sauté, sushi
  • Pack Size: by the pound
  • Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound)  Calories 210, Fat 3g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 140mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 46g, Calcium 79mg, Iron 0mg, Potassium 850mg, Vitamin A 2200mg, Vitamin D 0 UI, Omega 3's 835mg

Hawaiian Pink snapper is another name for this tropical Pacific snapper species, which fetches top dollar at the Honolulu fish auction compared to other bottomfish. Opakapaka has light pink flesh with an almost translucent appearance and a mild, sweet, and ocean-fresh flavor. Fish caught during the winter months have a higher fat content than those caught during summer, and we recommend buying it buying it from October through February. We source it out of Hawaii where it is caught with vertical hook-and-line gear, which results in minimal impact to the marine ecosystem. There is very little bycatch and no seabed disturbance associated with the harvesting of this species.