Grilled Ono (Wahoo) with Mango Salsa

5 04 2011
We have been enjoying a lot of fish on the barbecue this week. We started off with Mahi Mahi and moved onto Ono. Ono is also known as Wahoo and is very popular in Hawaii. It is a very dense fish and is perfect for grilling. I would say it more dense than any of the steaky fishes like swordfish or tuna. This pairs nicely with a tropical salsa or try it with the mango sauce I used on the Mahi Mahi.

4 – 8oz. Ono (Wahoo) filets

2 tsp minced ginger

2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 cup light soy sauce

1/4 cup white wine or sake

1/2 tsp chinese chili sauce or sambal olek

2 tsp sesame oil


1 ripe mango, peeled and diced

1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

1/4 seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped

1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped

1 lime, juiced

2 tbsp vegetable oil

Rinse and pat the Ono dry. Mix all the marinade ingredients together. Marinate the fish in a shallow glass pan for up to 2 hours.

Combine all the ingredients together for the salsa.

Preheat the grill. Grill the Ono for about 7 – 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Begin with skin side down.

Serve topped with salsa. This is nice accompanied by a rice pilaf or some quinoa.




One response

15 07 2011
santa cruz derby girl

Delicious! Never had anything like it so I was pleasantly surprised. Had to substitute sesame oil w peanut and only marinated for an hour; still turned out very favorful. Thanks for a new dinner classic to add to my summer menu! 😉

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