A fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, having a large round profile with raw flesh that is multi-colored. Behind the head and along the backbone is orange, the belly is pink, inside the breastplate is bright red, and the cheeks are dark red. When the fish is cooked, all the flesh turns white except the bright red breast area turns brown. The opah's flesh has a firm coarse texture. Tuna or pompano can be used to substitute if opah is not available. It is also referred to as Moonfish.
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