Massive Fish Caught Off Montauk Available at Stew Leonard’s Danbury
I should have called this "Pieces of massive fish..." but whatever. I have to give a round of applause to the heroes of our food chain supply, the butchers and fishmongers, because damn, cutting a fish like the one in the photo above? Whew.
We don't often see our food in its original form, but when you do, it's shocking sometimes, right? I was wowed when I saw a social media post that Stew Leonard's - Danbury just put up. The photo you see above is four Stew Leonard's employees holding up a massive Opah. No, I didn't forget the R. Opah are big fish, they can grow to be between 3 to 6 1/2 feet long, and weigh as much as 600 pounds. Opah are also known as Moonfish and Ocean Sunfish. Opah are common in the waters off New England, and basically around the globe.
The Opah that Stew Leonard's - Danbury is currently carving up was caught off of Montauk in the past couple of days. According to NOAA, Opah are common, and recommend wild-caught Opah as a smart seafood choice, because it is sustainably managed, and responsibly harvested under US regulations.
What does it taste like? I've never tried, but it's described by Stew Leonard's as "Similar to Tuna steak", while the San Diego Tribune describes Opah as "The best fish you've probably ever tasted", and "a great introductory fish for non-fish eaters" that's very non-fishy tasting.
I'm in Stew Leonard's-Danbury. Take my $19.99 a pound.