While Sunset carries fresh, sustainably-caught Hawaiian seafood year-round, this week we celebrate the flavors of the islands by overnight air-expressing an expanded assortment of freshly caught fish direct from Hawaii.
A selection of the fresh Hawaiian fish you can get at your local Sunset Foods includes: Ahi Tuna, Shutome, Mahi Mahi, Onaga, Ono, Monchong, and Opah. These fish are all line-caught in the open ocean off the Hawaiian Islands.
Also known as Yellowfin Tuna, this exceptional fish can be served raw as sashimi or sushi, offers a distinctive yet mild flavor, and has a pleasantly firm texture. Ahi is also delicious lightly seared and will absorb the flavor of whatever it’s cooked in.
Also known as Moonfish, this distinctive tropical fish combines a rich flavor with a firm and hearty texture. Opah’s pinkish orange flesh, is easy to prepare, and is as delicious raw, steamed, or smoked as it is baked, broiled, or sautéed.
Also known as Dorado, this deliciously sweet and perfectly mild fish offers a crowd-pleasing flaky texture without being dry. Mahi Mahi is wonderfully versatile and is well suited for any recipe that calls for white fish.
Ono means “good to eat” in Hawaiian, and for good reason! This exceptionally sweet and buttery fish is appealing to many and can be used in a variety of dishes. Like Ahi Tuna, Ono is especially delicious when served grilled or raw.
Also known as Hawaiian Red Snapper, this world-renowned fish combines a mildly sweet flavor with an exquisite texture. Onaga can be served raw, but also becomes sweeter and delicately flaky when cooked.
Also known as Broadbill Swordfish, this versatile and premium fish is easy to prepare and offers rich flavor as well as a smooth and tender texture. Shutome is ideal for grilling and is packed with lean protein, omega-3s, and vitamin B6.
Monchong is a versatile white-fleshed fish that can only befound in Hawaii. This unique fish is tender and moist and has a fantastic buttery flavor. Monchong is well suited to sautéing, baking, and poaching and is also firm enough for the grill.