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approximately 5 pounds fillets - 2-3 fillets - Maui

Hapu'upu'u, also know as Hawaiian sea bass or grouper, is very hard to come by. It is so rarely seen that most Hapu'upu'u sold in Hawaii is actually from New Zealand. We have found some local Hawaiian fisherman who have agreed to give us their first choice of the limited Hawaiian catch - so place your super special order now!

ChefShop.com has "Fruit picked only when Tom Batch says it's right", we have turkeys "smoked to order", and now we have a fish that is only caught when you ask for it.

We will send your request to Darrel in Maui, who will talk to the fisherman and they will go out and catch a Hapu'upu'u for you. When you order, it may take a couple of weeks to find your fish, but we will let you know when the fish is "in" and ship it to you express.

Hapu'upu'u has lean, white, medium dense flesh that delights chefs for it's versatility. With it's very delicate flavor it can be steamed, poached, broiled, pan-fried, or cooked on skewers.

Many of the fish are sold whole to restaurants for steaming. It's lack of small bones makes it easy to fillet, and the head and larger bones are prized for making fish stock.

Hapu'upu'u is a small to medium fish -- growing to 5 to 30 pounds. 5 pounds of Hapu will usually come in 2-3 fillets. It is generally available between the months of October and April (with the exception of January).

Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to sending you some wonderful fish from Hawaii. We have been sending fresh, never-frozen fish direct from Hawaii to home cooks and chefs on the mainland over two years. The quality of the fish is superb!

You must pre-order your Hapu'upu'u by end-of-day Thursday for shipping the following week (if we can get the fish). Please indicate what ship week you would like if you are ordering farther in advance. We will ship early in the week to ensure the fish arrives before the weekend. You will be contacted by e-mail to confirm your order.

For more details or larger orders, call 1-800-596-0885 or email: shopkeeper@chefshop.com. additional information:
- Price includes Priority Overnight shipping.
- We try to get as close to ordered weight as possible, and still maintain the integrity of the fish. Price is prorated to the closest tenth of a pound at the same pre-pound rate.

- All Hawaiian Fish is shipped Priority Overnight. Locations east of the Rockies will take two days to arrive.
- It is important that someone be home to receive the fish when it arrives, to make sure it is refrigerated right away. It may be better to send it to a business address if you are not home during the