Simply Seared Opah

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I couldn't find a simple recipe for opah (also known as moonfish) so I just seared it and it was so good. The flavor of the fish can stand on its own.

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  1. Sqeeze lemon all over both sides of fish. Salt and pepper both sides of fish. Heat olive oil in frying pan. Sear fish over high heat for about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve.
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5 5

SO delicious and simple. You were right that this type of fish doesn't need any fancy or fussy sauce. I wanted to make something quick but delicious and when I saw your posting, tried it out. I made this with a large pan of roasted Asian beech mushrooms and bok choy mui (smaller than baby bok choy). Yum, so good!! Definitely a keeper, thank you!

5 5

Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I was looking for a way to cook fresh Opah that was simple and delicious and since I'd never cooked it before I was hoping to find some help (hand holding). Your simple method was exactly what I was after. I agree with you; this fish is very tasty on its own and doesn't need a fussy sauce or topping.