The Pacu, a tropical fish native to the Pacific Ocean, is one of the world’s largest fish, reaching up to 7 feet in length and weighing in at up to 2,300 pounds.
It’s a favorite in many Asian cuisines and is also used in traditional medicine.
But it’s also been a source of controversy for decades because it’s illegal to eat it, including on U.S. reservations.
While Pacu fishing is legal in Alaska and Hawaii, it’s considered illegal to sell or import it.
Now, a group of researchers and restaurant owners are offering Pacu recipes that have been adapted to fit the local cuisine of their restaurants.
The Pacus are known as a “savage” fish and are known for their ability to grow to lengths of up to 8 feet, which makes them among the world, if not the world largest fish.
It was originally thought that the Pacus could only grow to the size of a small fish, said Amy Gannon, who runs the Pacua Fish Company in Bismarck, N.D. Gannon said she was inspired to find the Pacuan recipes after studying a video of Pacu fishermen, including the ones who are now on the menu at the restaurant.
“The Pacu was always an easy fish to cook because it had such a long life,” Gannon told ABC News.
“They can live for many, many years, and if you cook them properly, you can have them for a long time.”
The Pacuan recipe can be found at Pacu Fish Company, located at 507 W. Main St., Bismark, ND 58102.
Golan said her restaurant is still in the process of finding a chef to adapt the Pacussa recipes for their restaurants, but they have begun work.
Gano said her customers have been very happy with the results so far.
“People are really enjoying the Pacuses,” she said.
“I think it’s a very simple recipe, and it’s got so many flavors.”
Gannon is not the only Pacu restaurant owner to use the Pacū recipes, which include a bowl of rice, soup, and salad with the Pacustas.
She said the recipes are very similar to traditional Japanese cuisine and are a great way to get the flavors of Pacusta to the diners.
“It’s very easy to adapt,” Gann said.
Some Pacu restaurants offer the Pacuza for $10 a piece.
The dishes are sold in limited quantities and will cost more than $20.
“We’ve been trying to get them out to restaurants, and we’re very happy that they’re going to be available,” Ganna said.