Pre-Shift Glossary

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Snapper, Kalekale

Latin Name: Pristipomoides sieboldi

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Lavender Snapper, Golden Snapper


TABLESIDE - It's hard to find a more delicate Snapper.

Light, Clean, Sweet, Moist

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Hawaii's Market is unique; boats fishing local waters bring their bounty in to be offloaded into Hawaii's auction, "United Fishing Agency Auction." Hawaiian auction bidders know their favorite boats, handling practices and ordering days. Each buyer takes their prized winning bid back to the plant each day and grades it for national distribution next day. 

THE FISH - Kalekale is one of those great surprises that show up at Auction from time to time. When available it can represent one of the best Snapper characteristics in the culinary world. Extremely light and moist. It is almost indistinguishable from Opakapaka exept for the firmness and eye colorations.

Saute, Poach, Steam, Sashimi

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Spring Winter

Range & Habitat:

Southern Pacific & Hawaii




Hawaiian Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line