Opah may not be the first fish that comes to mind when you buying it for supper, but it should if you live near a fish market where you can get it fresh. It is a fatty fish full of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven healthy for you. The simplest way to prepare this fish is the opah recipes baked in your oven.
This fish lives in the ocean waters of the various tropic regions in the world. It loves the deep waters. Moonfish is another name for the opah. It has such flavorful meat that it has rapidly gained popularity throughout the world. It might be difficult to always find it, but when you can, it is a treat. Check out the opah recipes baked provided here to find a no-hassle way of preparing it.
- 6 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black ground pepper
- 2 pounds of opah cut into portions
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix all the ingredients except the opah in a bowl. This is the marinade for the fish. Place the pieces of opah in a baking dish and pour the marinade over it. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour, turning at least once. Place the baking dish into the hot oven and bake the opah uncovered for about 20 minutes. The fish should easily flake.
Mustard Baked Opah
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
- 2 opah fillets
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix up all the ingredients except the fillets. This should be a paste. It might be necessary to adjust the amount of yogurt if it is not quite right.
Place opah fillets on a baking sheet that has been greased and apply the breadcrumb mixture. Well coat each fillet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the opah for 10 minutes. For the last 5 minutes, broil the fish to crisp the coating. Serve immediately.
Side Dishes that Compliment Opah
A fresh salad compliments the flavor of the opah. Add some tomatoes to the lettuce and/or spinach. Serve with your favorite salad dressing. Candied carrots, herb potatoes or asparagus are some other choices for sides.
Many people just serve fish with a baked potato or rice. However, there is no reason not to creative with your sides and let your imagination go, as long as it complements the flavor of the opah, without overpowering it.