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opakapaka with green grapes

Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

I found this recipe by restaurateur Bob Longhi and Chef Alex Mauricci, Longhi's Restaurant in Lahaina, Maui.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For opakapaka with green grapes

  • 1/3 c
  • 2 lb
    opakapaka, cut into 4 pieces (pink snapper)
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    white wine
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp
    cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 c
    green grapes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp
    flat leaf parsley, chopped

How To Make opakapaka with green grapes

  • 1
    Lightly flour fish on both sides.
  • 2
    In a sauté pan over medium heat, add 3 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 3
    When butter foams, add fish to pan.
  • 4
    Sauté 3 to 4 minutes on one side and turn; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes until done.
  • 5
    Remove fish from pan; pour out excess butter.
  • 6
    Deglaze pan with white wine and lemon juice; reduce liquid by half.
  • 7
    Add 3 tablespoons chunked butter; swirl into sauce.
  • 8
    Add more cold butter as needed until saucy.
  • 9
    Add grapes, then parsley, and pour the sauce over the fish.
  • 10
    Variations: You can vary the sauce by substituting almonds or macadamia nuts for the grapes. Simply toast 1/4 cup slivered almonds or chopped Macadamia nuts in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes. Add the nuts to the sauce before serving.

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