(aka: opaka; crimson jobfish; crimson snapper; Hawaiian pink snapper)
Species Name:Pristipomoides filamentosus
Yellow – Good Alternative
A delicious member of the snapper family
When:Available sporadically year-round
Where – Hawaii/South Pacific
How – Wild Caught/Longline
Opakapaka cooks up firm with a delicate flavor.
For Your Menu
Enjoy this delicious fish raw as sashimi or grill, broil, bake, saute, steam or add to curries or soups.
For Your Waitstaff
Let your guests know this delicious fish is prized for its delicate flavor and is a coveted sushi fish.
For Your Retail Display
If you’re lucky enough to feature Opakapaka in your case, encourage your customers to try this delicious fish – if they like snapper, they will love Opakapaka.