Onaga or also known as Hawaiian Red Snapper has beautiful bright red skin with an elegant long swallow-like tail. In the days of the Hawaiian Kings, the fish was caught specifically for them.
|See how gorgeous this fish is. It is usually sold at $24.99 per pound, but when you buy just the head it is $3.99 per pound.|
1 onaga head (average 3 lbs)
2 organic carrots (roughly chopped)
1 yellow onion (cut in quarters)
1 leek (just the tops, roughly chopped)
4 small fresh bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
7 cups of filtered cold water
Put everything in a large cast iron pot, cover with filtered cold water, and bring just to a simmer. Skim off the foam, reduce the heat slightly, and simmer gently, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Strain the fish stock through a strainer.
You may store the stock for 5 days in the refrigerator, in the freezer to store longer.