Just to clarify…
I’m talking about the fish!
When it comes to food, I’m always on the prowl for new delicacies. When I spotted “Opah” at Whole Foods, I knew I had to pick some up and give it a try.
The same “fish monger” who recommended Yellow Fin Tuna to me also recommended the Opah. He claimed that if I liked the Yellow Fin Tuna, I would totally dig the Opah.
Oh, I dug the Opah
Opah is fatty fish with a texture between Tuna and Swordfish. I love both of these, so I knew I was in for a great meal.
I decided to use a simple blackening run to give the fish a little extra flavor. When you blacken anything (chicken, tofu, or fish), the key is to get the pan screaming hot. I ended up burning a hole in my placemat (don’t even ask), but at least I had a good meal.
Oh the life I live…
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 six ounce piece of Opah (you can sub another fish)
- Mix together the spices and rub into Opah (I brushed the fish with a little olive oil as well).
- Preheat a cast iron skillet to high heat.
- When grill is hot, cook fish a few minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your steak. I only needed to flip it once since fish cooks pretty quickly.
Have you ever had Opah?