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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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    OldTimer Sep 8, 2006 10:41 PM

    You might be interested in this web site.

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      chowetta Sep 8, 2006 11:31 PM


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      jfish 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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        Alan408 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 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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          bruce 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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            rtmonty 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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              chowetta Sep 8, 2006 05:47 PM

              Could it be waloo?

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                chowetta Sep 8, 2006 05:58 PM

                Here's a link to an image;


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                  PHILLIREZ 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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