It’s Friday — time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! This week at Sunflower Market, wild caught wahoo loin is $4.99/lb. (For the record, there’s no such thing as “farm raised” wahoo. It’s all wild caught!) :)
The flesh of wahoo fish is white, delicate, firm, and not overly “fishy” tasting. It’s considered a premium fish in the culinary world. Wahoo is also known as Ono, meaning “delicious,” in the Hawaiian islands. Recipes that are specific to wahoo are difficult to find, but nearly any recipe for mahi mahi or tuna could be substituted with wahoo.
Here are some yummy ideas for how to prepare and serve wahoo!
Since wahoo is a thicker, firmer type of fish, it holds up well on the grill. This easy 5-star recipe, Lainie’s Wahoo Marinade, has ingredients similar to pesto. Here’s another recipe for the grill, Seared Wahoo. The ingredients are simple: olive oil, salt and pepper!
This recipe for Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi works great for wahoo. The combination of honey, soy sauce, and ginger is delicious on any type of fish!
Here’s one more recipe that involves pan-frying the fish, Mahi Mahi (or Wahoo) with Roasted Pepper Sauce & Pecan Pesto. If you have a food processor, this recipe is fairly easy, but the end product looks like you spent a lot of time on it!
If you’d prefer to bake your fish, try this Grilled & Baked Wahoo with Caramelized Lemons. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with lemons and fresh thyme!
For something a little out of the ordinary, give this recipe a try: Lentil Puttanesca with Salmon (or Wahoo!) The pungent puttanesca sauce is a nice compliment to the mild flavor of wahoo.
Have you purchased wahoo before? Do you have favorite way to prepare and serve this type of fish?