You can’t beat a super fresh piece of fish, especially when it is a filet of wahoo. The white, meaty fish can be cooked in all sorts of sauces on grills, pans, and even fried. These 25 tasty wahoo fish recipes will show you how to prepare your wahoo for an excellent meal.
Wahoo fish recipes are always a good idea. The fish, sometimes known as Ono, is rather flakey. It has a similar flavor profile to mahi mahi or cod. The fish doesn’t need a whole lot of ingredients to make it shine. In fact, keeping the preparation of this fish simple is better for the end product.
The recipes below show you how you can prepare the wahoo fish in many different ways. The Blacked Wahoo and Grilled Wahoo keep the preparation of the fish super simple. The Wahoo Ceviche and Wahoo Poke show how you can enjoy the fish in a raw preparation. No matter how you choose to enjoy the wahoo, you’ll be impressed by the flavor of the fish.
There’s no need to mess with a good thing. That is exactly the mindset when it comes to this blacked wahoo recipe. The simple recipe keeps the fish and its flavors pure by keeping the ingredients to a minimum. What really brings out the flavors is the 15 minutes the fish spends in the hot skillet to get that perfectly blackened texture. A bold seasoning rub of black pepper, cumin, thyme, garlic powder, and lemon mixes together to form a crust that is perfectly crisp.
If you are looking for a light dish that brings a ton of flavor to the plate but won’t leave you feeling extra heavy, this pan-seared wahoo with tomato avocado relish is just for you. The meaty wahoo gets pan-seared in a hot pan and then topped with a relish made from tomato, avocado, cilantro, red onion, and lime juice. It’s refreshing, light, zesty, and super tasty.
You will fall in love with this wahoo ceviche for so many reasons. First, it is tasty as a raw preparation. The meaty fish has a bold brightness when eaten raw. Second is the combination it forms with the jalapenos, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and ponzu sauce. It is zesty, balanced, and bold all at the same time. If you have the time, let the fresh fish sit on ice for 24-36 hours, as it brings out the best taste in the raw fish.
Grilled wahoo is a dish that you can’t go wrong with. The wholesome piece of fish is loaded with protein and couldn’t be easier to prepare. A simple marinade of olive oil, lime juice, lemon juice, smoked paprika, cilantro, and scotch bonnet peppers coats the fish before it hits the hot grill. The fish only needs about 15 minutes on the grill, so make sure to set a timer so it doesn’t overcook.
Ono is another name for the Hawaiian Wahoo fish. The flakey fish is great to pair alongside ripe fruits to balance out the sweet and savory flavor profile. In this recipe, pineapple salsa fills in for that slot. The pineapple pairs perfectly with the fish, which is marinated in a simple mixture of soy sauce, honey, and ginger. The fruit-forward fish is great to serve for dinner with guests or for a simple weeknight meal.
Try this seared wahoo with mango salsa for an excellent weeknight dinner. While wahoo may be the main protein of the dish, the true star is the sweet mango salsa. The mango salsa is made with chunks of ripe mango, red onion, green onion, red bell peppers, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice, lemon juice, and a sprinkle of sea salt. The sweetness from the mango, paired with the sharpness from the onions, make this the perfect topping for the meaty piece of wahoo fish.
The best part about wahoo fish is its simplicity. The meaty fish is rather plain in flavor, so it is all about what sauce and topping you pair it with. In this recipe, a creamy dill leek sauce smothers the filet of fish to make a knockout meal. The crisp of the pan-fried fish is the perfect vehicle for the creamy sauce. The breading sops up the sauce, making a bite that will make your tastebuds extra happy.
The next time you need an appetizer, skip the cheese and pigs and a blanket and try this wahoo-smoked fish dip instead. If you are new to smoked fish dip, get ready to fall in love. The dip is excellent on plain crackers and is slightly addicting. The smoked fish is mashed with cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, celery, and onions. Once that portion is combined, hot sauce, lemon zest and juice, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning finish off the dip. It may take a while to smoke the fish, but one bite and you will see why it is worth it.
If you want to get an even cook on a big piece of wahoo, look to sous vide it. The cooking method places the fish in a warm water bath and cooks it at a precise temperature. The result is a meaty piece of fish cooked to perfection. In this recipe, the perfectly cooked piece of fish is topped with a pineapple-mango mint salsa that is bursting with flavor. Once you nail the method of sous-viding the fish, this recipe will be in your regular rotation.
You cannot go wrong when it comes to fish tacos — especially these wahoo-grilled fish tacos with citrus slaw. This taco recipe has everything you could want in a fish taco. Toss the wahoo in garlic salt and cooked lightly on the grill. Then combine it with cheese, chili garlic sauce, a bright citrus slaw, and a creamy green sauce to make a taco that is out of this world. It’s a combination of flavors that you never knew you needed.
Move over grilled cheese! It’s time for wahoo melts to take your place. A traditional fish sandwich gets an upgrade in this recipe thanks to a hefty portion of cheese. Swiss or white cheddar is best to make the sandwich extra melty, but if you prefer another variety of cheese, don't hesitate to try it out. When assembling the sandwich, the more toppings the better! Bacon, tomato, and caramelized onions are all recommended on this knockout sandwich.
This combination of flakey wahoo with mixed with green goddess dressing is one you should not miss. It’s a simple salad that packs a lot of flavor in both the dressing and toppings. The meaty fish is the perfect vehicle to absorb the dressing made from mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, scallions, parsley, tarragon, lime juice, anchovy paste, garlic, salt and pepper. It may seem like a lot of ingredients for a simple dressing, but they all seamlessly work together.
If you are looking for a healthy, earthy wahoo recipe, look no further than this grilled wahoo and portobello dish. The combination is pure umami, all in one bite. Wahoo is grilled with salt and pepper and then served alongside a portobello mushroom that is stuffed with goodness. We’re talking about a rice filling made with onions, red chili pepper, garlic, ginger, water chestnuts, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. If you have extra stuffing, save it for some leftovers! It will pair great with another protein.
14. Fried Wahoo Fish
Taking a bite of perfectly fried fish is always a treat. While making fried fish may sound like a giant undertaking, it is actually pretty simple. This recipe pairs fried fish with three different sauces to give you some options. The frying may seem a little daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will be a pro and open your own fish fry shop in no time!
Wahoo is such a versatile fish. The meaty fish isn’t overpowering when it comes to fish flavor, making it a great vehicle for a bold sauce. In this recipe, soy ginger sauce covers the wahoo to make a tasty dish. Before topping with the sauce, steam the fish on a bed of bok choy and ginger. While it steams, the fish absorbs the flavors from the bok choy and ginger, giving it an extra layer of depth. Each bite is a surprise in the best way possible.
16. Wahoo Salad
If you love tuna salad, chances are you will like wahoo salad just as much. The key to making this wahoo salad is leaving the fish in large chunks. Because the fish is super flakey, it tends to break down even more when tossed with the other ingredients, so leaving the big chunks gives it more body. The salad is great served on toasted bread, with plain crackers, or eaten on its own. It’s that good!
These wahoo fish kabobs only need 7 ingredients to come together. The recipe isn’t very fussy and is easy to make, even if you aren’t a regular in your kitchen. The fish is marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, paprika, and red pepper. After a half hour, it is cooked on a hot grill on skewers to make easy-to-eat kabobs. If you feel like getting more creative, add other veggies to the skewers for a full-fledged meal.
Wahoo burritos with pineapple salsa? Sign me up! These burritos are everything you want and more. Fresh wahoo cooks in a spice rub made with olive oil, ancho powder, cumin, coriander, garlic, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. The fish then go into a burrito stuffed with rice, chipotle peppers, mixed greens, black beans, and avocado. The final touch of the dish is the sweet pineapple salsa. The burrito is so good, and might I say, even better than fish tacos.
Tomatoes and wahoo seem like a very simple combination. However, after one bite of this grilled wahoo with tomato sauce, you’ll see that this dish is way more than meets the eye. The classic pairing may be simple in concept but is bold in flavors. The tomatoes cook alongside garlic, anchovies, capers, olives, lemon juice, oregano, and parsley to make a sauce that is anything but bland.
20. Wahoo Poke
Wahoo is a great fish to dice up and serve as poke. Toss the slightly sweet fish in a mixture of scallions, shoyu, sesame oil, wasabi peas, lime juice, vinegar, nori, ginger, and crushed red pepper. The fish mixture then sits for two hours. It may seem like a long time, but it will easily be worth the wait. After the fish marinades, place the fish in a bowl alongside sliced avocado. Each bite will be refreshing, bright, and super flavorful.
21. Grilled Wahoo
Sometimes it is best not to mess with a good thing. Take this simple wahoo, for example. The fish cooks on the grill at high heat to make a meal that is out of this world delicious. The best part about this fish dish is there isn’t a whole lot of fuss. The filet of fish is the main star, and it shines on the plate. Serve with a side of quinoa or any starch for a tasty combination that doesn’t take away from the fish.
Cooking fish on a cedar plank is always a great idea. The cedar plank allows the fish to develop a smoky flavor, which works excellently in this filet of wahoo. The meaty white fish absorbs the smoke flavor, which pairs nicely with a simple marinade of butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest. It’s a simple preparation that lets the fish develop a ton of flavor.
In just 10 minutes, you can have these easy pan-seared wahoo saku blocks on your plate. The recipe is super simple to put together, even if you are not a very adventurous cook in the kitchen. Salt, pepper, and lemon combine for a simple marinade. The fish is then pan-seared in coconut oil to add a bit more flavor. The piece of fish is best kept simple, which makes this recipe a true homerun.
The next time you need a recipe to impress your dinner guests, try out this wahoo cutlet with ginger and lime recipe. The fish filets are full of flavor and taste even better with the addition of ginger and lime. The simple cooking method places the fish on a grill pan to make the meat extra flakey. Pro tip! Ask your fishmonger to slice up the filets for you to save some time in the kitchen.
Super simple but bursting with flavor is a great way to describe this miso-glazed Hawaiian ono. Ono, also known as wahoo, pairs great with a miso seasoning. The saltiness from the miso pairs perfectly with the slightly sweet fish to create a perfectly balanced set of flavors. After one bite, you’ll see why the simplicity is so good.
25 Tasty Wahoo Fish Recipes to Try Today
- Blacked Wahoo
- Pan-Seared Wahoo with Tomato-Avocado Relish
- Wahoo Ceviche
- Grilled Wahoo
- Seared Ono with Honey Soy Glaze and Pineapple Salsa
- Seared Wahoo with Mango Salsa
- Pan Fried Wahoo with Creamy Dill Leek Sauce
- Wahoo Smoked Fish Dip
- Sous Vide Wahoo with Pineapple Mango Mint Salsa
- Wahoo Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw
- Toasty Wahoo Melts Recipe
- Wahoo Salad with Green Goddess-Inspired Dressing
- Grilled Wahoo & Stuffed Portobello
- Fried Wahoo Fish
- Steamed Wahoo With Soy Ginger Sauce
- Wahoo Salad
- Ocean Fresh Wahoo Fish Kebabs Recipe
- Wahoo Fish Burrito With Pineapple Salsa
- Grilled Wahoo With Tomato Sauce
- Wahoo Poke
- Grilled Wahoo
- Cedar Plank Wahoo
- Easy Pan-Seared Wahoo Saku Blocks
- Wahoo Cutlets with Ginger and Lime
- Miso Glazed Hawaiian Ono
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