Omilu is a type of ulua or jack/trevally fish, more specifically a bluefin trevally. In Hawaii, more than half of our papio/ulua are omilu! They are distinguished by their blue fins and blue spots, hence their name. I’ve caught this fish from fishing on shore and diving, they put up a good fight!
Omilu is a trophy fish
But for me it’s dinner, or lunch, whatever. There are a lot of ways you can cook omilu, but you don’t really have to. In this post, I’ll share with you my omilu sashimi.
Sashimi (Japanese) is thinly sliced raw fish
Like beef carpaccio, but with fish. When we think of sashimi, what first comes to mind is probably ahi (tuna) or salmon. But let’s not forget that other fish can be turned in to sashimi, too. Simply clean and skin your fish of choice, then slice into pieces about quarter inch in thickness.
If you’re concerned about what fish are safe to eat raw, check out this article, Keeping Hawaii Seafood Safe to Eat.