What are some good moonfish recipes?


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Macadamia nut crusted opah, or moonfish, with cabbage stir fry and seared opah with vine-ripe tomato garlic butter are some good moonfish recipes. The first recipe makes six servings, and the second makes four servings.

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For the first recipe, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine 1 cup of ground macadamia nuts, 1 cup of flour and 2 cups of panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish. In another dish, combine 2 cups of buttermilk with 2 teaspoons of Thai garlic-chili paste. Season 6 6-ounce moonfish fillets with salt and pepper.

Dip the seasoned fillets in the buttermilk mixture and then the nut mixture. On medium-high heat, sauté half the fillets with 2 tablespoons of peanut oil for three minutes. Flip the fish, and bake for five minutes. Repeat with the second batch, and serve with cabbage stir-fry.

For the second recipe, place a sauté pan on medium heat. Once hot, add in some olive oil. Season 1 pound of 3-ounce opah fillets with salt and pepper. Sear both sides for a total of four to five minutes. Remove from the pan.

Next, stir 2 tablespoons of minced garlic in the pan. Add in tomato concasse made from 1 pound of tomatoes. Also, add in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of white wine. Stir over medium heat, reducing most of the liquid. On low heat, slowly add pieces of 1 pound of unsalted butter. Remove from heat, and add 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with the moonfish.

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