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Henry Kapono's Moon Over Opaka

This is a very special dish for Henry Kapono as it was taught to him by the late John Moon so that he could cook it for his future wife!
Posted By: As Seen On OC16
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian, Local
Calories 417 kcal


  • 1 Medium size Opakapaka
  • 3 tablespoons Sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons Aloha Aloha shoyu (Soy Sauce)
  • 1 small piece Ginger - crushed
  • 1 clove Garlic - crushed
  • 2 Green onions - chopped
  • 4 sprigs Cilantro - chopped
  • Salt and pepper - to taste


  • De-scale fish, Boil water in large pot.  In small pot, heat soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • Once water is boiling, Dip fish(head and all) into boiling water for 2-3 minutes.  You can tell its ready when the eyes bulge.
  • Place fish on plate,  top fish with ginger, green onions and garlic.  
  • Pour heated soy and sesame on fish.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Sprinkle chopped cilantro on fish and wella!!!  Moon over Opaka.


Feel free to increase oil and Aloha shoyu for more sauce.


Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2646mgPotassium: 362mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 780IUVitamin B1: 1mgVitamin B5: 1mgVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword moon, opakapaka, opaka, fish, cooking hawaiian style, henry kapono, special dish, cook
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