Steamed Opah (Moonfish)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by lazyme

A very simple way to prepare opah, from Cooking From the Heart with Sam Choy, a well known chef in Hawaii.

Top Review by breezermom

I had to ask my local fish market owner to bring the moonfish in for me......not readily available here. So I had to plan ahead and it was worth it. This was delicious! The ginger cream sauce was wonderful. I'll probably use that on other types of fish and probably chicken too. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! Made for ZWT7.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare this dish you need a steamer, or you can improvise like the Chinese do with a regular covered pot into which you put a bowl upside down with a plate on top.
  2. Season the opah with salt and pepper and marinate in the olive oil and wine for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Mix Ginger Pesto ingredients.
  4. Arrange the fish in your steamer and spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto on each fillet.
  5. Steam for 6 to 8 minutes, or until done.
  6. Serve on top of a dollops of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, surrounded by Ginger Cream Sauce.
  7. To make the sauce, combine cream, mushrooms, shoyu and ginger.
  8. Bring to a boil, lower heat and let simmer until reduced to the consistency you prefer.
  9. Fold in Chinese parsley and adjust seasonings with salt and white pepper.

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