A variety of fish that is common to the Pacific Ocean, most notably the Hawaiian Islands. Opakapaka, also referred to as opaka-paka, pink snapper or crimson snapper, is a fish with a light brown outer skin and a light pink colored flesh that is firm in texture. Generally, the fish is available from 1 to 10 pounds in weight and is prepared whole or filleted. It can be steamed, baked, grilled, sautéed, or poached providing a delicate and sweet flavor.
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