Species Name:Aphareus rutilans
Also known as Silver Mouth Snapper
When:Available September - May
Where: South Pacific (Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii, Australia)
How: Wild Caught; Long Line
Firm fleshed, lehi is often compared to opakapaka but with a bit more flavor.
For Your Menu
This delicious fish is easy to work with – bake it, roast it, grill it, saute it or serve it raw – you’ll love its versatility!
For Your Waitstaff
This is a pretty exotic option and not one you’ll see a lot of, so if it’s on the menu it’s a rare treat – make sure your seafood loving customers make the most of this opportunity!
For Your Retail Display
Lehi will display beautifully inside your fish case whether you’re featuring it whole or fillet. The flesh has a slightly reddish color that will pop nicely when placed on top of crushed ice.