Did you know Boston Sword & Tuna maintains steady supplies of Hawaiian staple seafood items? Wahoo, opah, hebi, tombo, nairagi, and blue marlin are all versatile, sustainable, fresh fish with great demand and ample supply.
Fresh Fish of Hawaii
Commonly known as ono in Hawaii, meaning “good to eat,” Wahoo flesh is whiter, flakier, and possesses a more delicate texture than that of other fast-swimming pelagic fish. Wahoo is often compared to Mahi.
Opah, known as the moonfish, is one of Hawaii’s most colorful commercial fresh fish species. It is part of the pelagic species and is typically found in deep waters. Opah flesh is rich in fish oil content and has excellent cooking versatility.
Tombo is Hawaiian albacore and a consumer favorite - a great fresh fish to mix up a summer menu. Likewise, Hebi is a Hawaiian spearfish similar to Wahoo and Marlin.
Nairagi, or striped marlin, is acknowledged as the best tasting of all marlin due to its tender flesh. Commercial landings in Hawaii reach their peak during the winter and spring and are lightest during summer months. The natural color of nairagi flesh varies from light pink to deep orange-red.
Blue marlin, on the other hand, has pale-pink flesh that appears white when cooked. The flesh is high in fat content, firm, and has a mild flavor. Marlin is a fresh fish best-served grilled, but is also great for other cooking methods.