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Sep 8, 2006 04:53 PM

Hawaiian fish (I think)

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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      1. re: chowetta

        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.

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

      1. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: Alan408

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

          2. 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.