Recipe for sauteed moonfish over wild rice in decadent miso-orange caramelized sauce

[Moonfish is also known as Opah, recently available at Costco in Sammamish, WA]
This recipe follows mostly with several home twists. Serves 2. Cooking time 35 minutes, next to no prep time.
Ingredients for the wild rice:
1/2 cup of wild rice (like Organic Harvest Medley, available at Costco too)
1 1/4 cup of water
1 Tbsp of olive oil (substitute same amount of butter if you don’t like olive oil)
Ingredients for the sauteed itself (simple):
Olive oil
2 Opah fillets (0.4 lb each)
Sea salt and freshly grounded pepper
Ingredients for the sauce
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp white miso paste
1/3 Cup of Orange juice
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp sour cream
1 tsp dry parsley flakes
Get the rice started first, then the sauce, and start the fish sauteed when there is only 5 minutes left of rice simmer.
Mix rice, water and oil in a heavy saucepan. Bring to boil, stir. Reduce heat to low, cover with tight fitting lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes. At the end of the simmer, you will remove it from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add miso, orange juice and honey and stir until blended, reduce heat to low. Add cream parsley flakes, stir again and let it slowly caramelize for ~30 minutes.
Lightly salt and pepper fillets, coat with oil. Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Cook over medium heat until done (fish didn’t really flake for me, it stayed together albeit not dry). About 5 minutes per side depending on thickness.
Lay rice on the bottom, sauteed fish over, and glaze with the sauce. Voila!
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2 Responses to Recipe for sauteed moonfish over wild rice in decadent miso-orange caramelized sauce

  1. daviburg says:

    Did you know this is the most popular post of my blog?

    I haven’t seen moon fish again at Costco for a long time 😦 I still remember how nice this dish was ‘though. But what do the readers think? Has anyone but me actually tried it?

  2. Ann Tani says:

    We made your recipe for opah tonight and it was fantastic! I will definitely make it again. The sauce was incredible and I had all of the items in stock. Thinking of making with other fish. I will also try it with scallops as they always need to have a little help with flavor. We purchased it at Marianos. Have not noticed it at Costco but will keep looking.

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