Hawaiian Ono Recipes

Hawaiian Ono Recipes

Hawaiian Ono recipes are great summertime dishes that you can enjoy with freshly cut Ono fish. It’s great to enjoy with citrus flavors. You can easily cook this fish and not have to worry a lot about the fish bones because these fishes don’t cause that problem.  

How to Cook Ono?

Ono recipes have many kinds of techniques that you can follow. But you can execute them quite easily. The ingredients can be found in the Hawaiian section of a supermarket and you can get the Ono fish from fish markets. The rest of the task is up to you for succession.

It is easy to follow so you do not have to worry about how it may turn out, you just have to follow the instructions and you are good to go. 

Here are the recipes that you can follow to cook a great Ono fish dish. 

Ingredients that You Will Need Are:

For Ono fish:

  • One and half a pounds of Ono fish
  • One-third of a cup of light soy sauce
  • One-third of a cup of honey
  • Two minced garlic cloves
  • One tablespoon of olive oil

For Pineapple Ginger Salsa:

About Three Cups of Diced Pineapples

One Big Sized Finely Diced JalapeñO

a Teaspoon of Minced Ginger Root

Half a Cup of Chopped Cilantro

One-Fourth of a Cup of Sliced Red Bell Pepper

One-Fourth of a Cup of Finely Sliced Onion

One Lime, Zested and Juiced

a Pinch of Kosher Salt

a Pinch of Sugar

Method of Preparing Hawaiian Ono Step by Step:

Step 1: You must first attempt to make the Hawaiian Ono sauce that will also serve as a marinade. In a medium-sized bowl, add the sliced ginger, light soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and olive oil.

Stir them in so a party of the ingredients at least primarily mix. Then transfer the components into a blender. Blend the ingredients until they are smooth. It should not take more than 1-2 minutes.

Pour the mixture in a Ziploc bag and add the freshly cut Ono fish in that bag, and seal it shut. Shake and let it marinate for 20-25 minutes. You may turn the bag every 5-7 minutes.

Step 2: While the fish is being marinated, start making the salsa. You can adjust the spice level according to your taste or the party you are cooking the dish for.

Cut and dice the pineapple. Make sure you don’t leave any of the skin on the diced pineapple pieces. You must have around three cups of diced pineapple. Dice an entire jalapeno for a spicier salsa, and if you want to lower the level of spice, use half of a jalapeno.

Add in the minced ginger root, red bell peppers, onions, cilantro, lime juice and zest, and kosher salt. Mix well. Have a taste test to see if you need sugar or the pineapple is ripe enough to balance the sweetness. 

Step 3: Open the Ziploc and let the fish breathe. Prepare a heavy skillet, lightly drizzle oil and heat it up a bit. Take the fish out and directly sear them on the skillet.

The heat should stay over medium-high or just medium. It will take about 8-10 minutes for the fish to cook perfectly (about 3 minutes on each side) Take the fish off heat, drain the excess oil. Set aside.

Step 4: Pour the marinade juice on the skillet, cook, and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for around half a minute or a minute, take it off the heat as it thickens.

Plate up the fish with pre-cooked rice and sautéed vegetables. Drizzle the sauce on the fish and add the pineapple salsa to the side.

How to Cook Ono in the Oven?

There are many ways to cook the Ono fish, for instance, the recipes for grilled Ono are quite famous. But you can also bake the Ono fish and it will still turn out delicious.

This method is generic but it is easy to follow especially for a beginner chef. This will help you enjoy a good Ono fish meal and boost your confidence. 

Without further ado, here is the recipe to bake and cook Ono fish. 

Ingredients that You Will Need Are:

Four Cut Pieces of Ono Fish

Half a Cup of Aloha Shoyu

Half a Cup of Mirin

One Medium-Sized Lemon, Juiced

Two Teaspoons of Sesame Oil

Two Teaspoons of Finely Chopped Garlic

Two Teaspoons of Finely Chopped Ginger

Method of Preparing Hawaiian Fish Dish Step by Step:

Step 1: In a blender, add the Aloha Shoyu, Mirin, sesame oil, juice of a lemon, chopped garlic, and ginger. Blend and mix well, pour it in a Ziploc bag, add the freshly cut and clean Ono fish and let it marinate for around I hour or so. 

Step 2: Meanwhile, set the oven to preheat at 350 degrees F. Tear up foil pieces to place the fish cuts in, you can wing it by your approximation. Prepare a baking pan, line it with a baking sheet.

Open the Ziploc bag and transfer the fish pieces to the foil packets. Wrap them well and keep sufficient space between the pieces. 

Step 3: Bake the fish for about half an hour or a bit more time. You can check and turn the fish foils in between the baking process.

After you take them out and unwrap the fish pieces, plate them with rice and vegetables, you can squeeze the fish with freshly cut lemon wedges, but make sure you don’t overdo the lemon squeeze.

Pro tip: you can simmer the marinade juice to make an Ono sauce to drizzle on the fish, it tastes perfect with the rice and vegetables.


So, these are the easy and delicious dishes that you can try out at home as soon as possible. These dishes are perfect for elegant parties or events during summer or even spring. You can definitely try them, out when you like, but make sure you get fresh fish cuts and the correct ingredients.

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