Roasted Opah With Mango Salsa Recipe

Last Update: September 28, 2022

When it comes to seafood, its easy for home cooks to get stuck on the old standbys: salmon, cod, halibut. Give the usual suspects a break and branch out with opah (also called moonfish), a hearty Hawaiian fish that makes a sustainable substitute for tuna. Serve it with a spicy-sweet mango salsa to balance out the richness of the fatty, rich meat.

Roasted Opah With Mango Salsa

Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


For the opah:
3 to 4 (7-ounce) opah steaks
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

For the mango salsa:
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 avocado, diced
Juice of 2 limes
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
Sea salt, to taste


Cook the opah
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pat opah dry and place on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Roast 12 to 15 minutes until just cooked through.

Make the mango salsa
Stir together all ingredients in a bowl.

Spoon salsa over opah steaks. Drizzle everything with a bit of olive oil before serving.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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