3 oz. raw edible portion
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Generally, mong chong is not the fish that is being fished when it is caught.
Mong chong are found near Hawaii.
All Hawaiian mong chong are line-caught. Longline boats harvest most of the mong chong catch in Hawaii. However, some mong chong are also caught by deepwater handline gear with power reels.
There are no well-defined seasonal trends in availability.
Health & Nutrition
This fish is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. Also is provides 350mg of Omega-3.
Simple flavor, almost sweet.
Tender and flaky.
Mong chong is perfect for barbecues, poached, sautéed, baked, and tempura.
The large, hard scales make skinning the only practical product form. The yield of skinless fillet from the whole weight is about 45%. Thick rib bones which cover a large portion of the belly flap are trimmed off fillets.
This fish is appropriate for fine dining, hotels, and resort/clubs.