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Hawaiian fish (I think)

PHILLIREZ Sep 8, 2006 04:53 PM

Today I bought fish which is labeled Waaluu (sic) and I can't find reference to it in any cookbook I own or on the usual recipe websites. Any idea what I should do with this? It looks like halibut.

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    chowetta RE: PHILLIREZ Sep 8, 2006 05:47 PM

    Could it be waloo?

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      chowetta RE: chowetta Sep 8, 2006 05:58 PM

      Here's a link to an image;


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        PHILLIREZ RE: chowetta Sep 9, 2006 07:57 PM

        Thank you, all, for your suggestions and especially Chowetta who nailed it; it's "wahoo" and it's delicious!
        I couldn't find a recipe for it but I made a marinade and let the waloo sit in it for a couple of hours before covering it with seasoned panko and broiling it in the toaster oven for 5 minutes on each side. A little over 1/4 lb is sufficient because it's so satisfying.

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      rtmonty RE: PHILLIREZ Sep 8, 2006 05:53 PM

      Or, perhaps Wahoo?? Wahoo is a mackeral type fish found in the warmer waters like the Gulf.

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        bruce RE: PHILLIREZ Sep 8, 2006 06:05 PM

        If it is what I'm thinking of, it is also called Ono. I had some for the fish course at Christmas, but I can't remember how it was prepared.... I only did the dessert.

        But anyway, try your search w/ Ono & see what you find.

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          Alan408 RE: PHILLIREZ Sep 8, 2006 06:10 PM

          Ono is "Hawaiian" for good or tastes good.

          Ono is usually wahoo, wahoo flesh is dark, wahoo is one of the fishy tasting fish.

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            djohnson22 RE: Alan408 Sep 8, 2006 08:36 PM

            Ono and Wahoo are exactly the same fish, but ono is specifically the Hawaiian name.

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            jfish RE: PHILLIREZ Sep 8, 2006 08:53 PM

            The picture in the post by Chowetta is not wahoo. Way too white and creamy looking. Wahoo has a slightly pinkish cast too it. Fresh, it never seemed to me to be a fishy tasting fish.

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              OldTimer RE: PHILLIREZ Sep 8, 2006 10:41 PM

              You might be interested in this web site.

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                chowetta RE: OldTimer Sep 8, 2006 11:31 PM


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