Red Snapper Fillet (fresh, wild) by the pound


Product Description

  • Taste: sweet, mild, ocean-fresh flavor
  • Texture: semi-firm, flaky, lean, moist
  • Source: Hawaii, Oceania, Indo-Pacific
  • Catch Method: vertical lines, handlines, pole-and-line
  • Availability: year-round
  • Sustainability Rating: Good Alternative (Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, Hawaii) - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
  • Recommended Preparation: grill, bake, broil, pan-fry, poach, steam, seared, raw, ceviche
  • Pack Size: by the pound
  • Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound)  Calories 227, Fat 3g, Cholesterol 84mg, Sodium 142mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 43g, Calcium 72mg, Iron .5mg, Potassium 940mg, Vitamin A 225mg, Vitamin D 0 UI, Omega 3's 861mg

The Hawaiian Red Snapper, also known as Onaga, has light pink flesh and is semi-firm, lean, flaky, and moist. The texture is well-balanced and is exquisite in a ceviche preparation; it also holds up well on the grill. Scarlet and Ruby snapper are its other common names, but it is not the same species as Pink snapper, a.k.a. opakapaka. The main difference between the two is in the texture of the meat and the Long-tail Red snapper is slightly more tender or less firm than the opakapaka. It is caught at depths of 500-900 feet with vertical hook-and-line gear. Monterey Bay Aquarium rates the Hawaiian Red Snapper as a “Good Alternative”.