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Kanpachi Cuts

Waste Not, Want Not...
At Omega Azul, we're firm believers that if possible, no part of an animal should go to waste. That's why we're proud to show you, just how much you can get out of just one Baja Kanpachi® fish. Click the video to the right to see Chef Cody of Omega Blue Seafoods demonstrate how properly break down a Baja Kanpachi® (see our youtube channel for the full demo). Scroll down to view our Kanpachi Cuts chart which features our recomendations for various cuts of fish and the type of dishes they work best in. Bon appétit!
Get the most out of your fish. Here are some suggestions for choice Kampachi cuts:
Chef Cody Breaks Down Whole Baja Kanpachi (also known as Kampachi, Amberjack, or Longfin Yellowtail)
Chef Cody of Omega Blue Seafood demonstrates how to breakdown a whole Baja Kanpachi®.

Shoulder Portion

Best for sashimi, grilling, roasting, pan-fry, smoking, steaming, poaching, curing and deep frying.

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Baja Kanpachi Seared Sashimi Tacos
 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Seared Sashimi Tacos

Paillard

Best for pan frying, grilling and roasting.

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Kabobs

Center Portion

Best cut across a scaled, pin-boned fillet. Great for crispy skin roasting and pan frying.

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Pan Fried

Cutlet

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi

Cut directly through a whole gilled, gutted and scaled fish. Best for grilling, baking, pan frying or braising.

 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Grilled Cutlet

Tail Fillet

Best for sushi-maki, tartare, grilling, deep frying and pan frying.

Baja Kanpachi Spicy Sushi Rolls
Baja Kanpachi Spicy Sushi Rolls
 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Spicy Sushi Roll

Belly Fillet

Best for sashimi, tartare, grilling, roasting, curing and smoking. Baja Kanpachi® belly cuts bring the natural oils to the surface and helps to break down the outer layer of sinu or connective tissue, revealing supple texture and flavor.

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Citrus Ginger Sashimi

Whole Fillet

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi

Best for roasting, poaching, streaming and smoked (hot or cold).

 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Risotto with Amaroso Sauce

Collar

Best for braising, frying and curry.

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
 
Omega Azul's Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) Braised Collars

Whole Kampachi Fish

Best for roasting, poaching and steaming.

Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
Omega Azul Baja Kanpachi
 
Omega Azul's Whole Round Baja Kanpachi (also known as kampachi, amberjack, or longfin yellowtail) on cutting board with white wine