Opah, Lampris guttatus

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Description: A large colorful species popular in Hawaii. A recent discovery revealed that opah is a warm blooded fish!

Availability: No designated season

Taste: Opah has a rich, creamy taste and firm, fatty texture. The flavor is like a cross between tuna and swordfish — distinctive but not overpowering.

Nutrition: Opah is a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium.