Saturday, September 25, 2010

Humuhumuhi'ukole Pinktail Triggerfish Melichthys vidua

The Humuhumuhi'ukole is a member of the Triggerfish family, and a relative of Hawaii's state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a. Locally known to Hawaii fisherman as, "hagi", Humuhumu are good to eat, but cleaning them requires special technique. Because of the difficulty of cleaning, many fisherman throw them back when caught. Take some time to learn how to clean hagi, and you will be surprised how good they taste!