Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hawaiian Opah (Moonfish) with Glass Noodles and English Cucumber Salsa

Recipe of the Week – January 23rd 2008

This recipe can be served either hot from the sauté pan or chilled from the refrigerator. It can go from Starter Dish to Entrée to Appetizer. Serve Hot for Dinner & cold as a starter or lunch. Leftovers have never tasted like this! The Opah can be prepared pan seared or fully cooked.

4 Wild Ocean Seafoods® Hawaiian Opah (Moonfish) Fillets
Olive Oil
1 pkg. Glass noodles
1/2 seedless cucumber diced
1 Tsp Wasabi oil
2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
2 Whole Limes
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup Canola oil
1 Tbsp sesame oil

Thaw the Opah Fillets in the refrigerator overnight or run under cold water while still in their sealed packages.
Cucumber Salsa –
Dice ½ English Cucumber
Salsa Marinade - add each of the following ingredients to a bowl:
¼ tsp wasabi powder (mix with canola or sesame oil - test for heat)
2 Tbsp cilantro - chopped fine
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
Tbsp sesame oil
Stir together. Check for taste. Some may want more sesame oil or more wasabi ...more lime... it's easy to adjust according to a personal preference.
Toss with Cucumber

Coat the bottom of the pan lightly with Olive Oil.
Place the Opah Fillets skin side down in the pan. Leave about 1/2 inch between each fillet. Season the Opah Fillets with fresh ground pepper.
Sauté’ on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side over med high heat.
Remove from heat, cut into bite size pieces.
Cook Glass noodles per package instructions.
Toss Salsa Marinade with Cucumber

Place a half handful of glass noodles on the plate
Place a serving size of Opah chunks onto the noodles.
Top with Cucumber salsa.
Drizzle any extra salsa juice over for presentation.
Makes 4 to 6 servings depending on if you serve as appetizer or entrée.
One whole lime, sliced or wedged for serving

Finishing note: To serve cold, refrigerate all ingredients after cooking, then plate as above. Pan seared Opah should be on higher heat for a few less minutes.




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