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Old 11-03-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Question Suggestions for red snapper fish?

greetings! from a deep sea fishing trip, i have a few pounds of red snapper that i would like to prepare tomorrow, im new to cooking in general and ive never prepared fish...

never tasted red snapper before so i have no idea on flavor, prep, method etc. , if anyone has any advice, id like to listen and learn, thank you!

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Old 11-03-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Snapper is even good raw! Its a heavier, oilier type of fish. I like it in ceviche myself (doused with lemon juice, the acid "cooks" the fish a bit) but if you wish to cook it, a light breading will suffice. I've done it with grated potato as the outside too. Since its heavy it stands up well to that.

Your fish is so fresh, you should really just do something light and simple to keep the fresh flavor. How about a light pan fry with some butter and garlic and sprinkle with some salt to finish?
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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greetings! from a deep sea fishing trip, i have a few pounds of red snapper that i would like to prepare tomorrow, im new to cooking in general and ive never prepared fish...

never tasted red snapper before so i have no idea on flavor, prep, method etc. , if anyone has any advice, id like to listen and learn, thank you!
Greetings from a Greek girl who loves plain cooking!

Red snapper I just love. But I grill it, always over fire. Simply slash the fish diagonally, brush olive oil over it, place down on the grill and - here it is.



Sprinkle chopped flat leaf parsley over it, and garnish with a fresh lemon cut in half. And that's it.

Red snapper is a highly desirable fish. In the shops it's expensive and in tavernas classed "A": 40 euros a pound (minimum)




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Old 11-03-2010, 11:58 AM   #4
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Snapper is even good raw! Its a heavier, oilier type of fish. I like it in ceviche myself (doused with lemon juice, the acid "cooks" the fish a bit) but if you wish to cook it, a light breading will suffice. I've done it with grated potato as the outside too. Since its heavy it stands up well to that.

Your fish is so fresh, you should really just do something light and simple to keep the fresh flavor. How about a light pan fry with some butter and garlic and sprinkle with some salt to finish?
i am a huge fan of anything garlic! question, because its a saltwater fish, do i need to pay special attention to the amount/type of salt im using?
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
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Greetings from a Greek girl who loves plain cooking!

Red snapper I just love. But I grill it, always over fire. Simply slash the fish diagonally, brush olive oil over it, place down on the grill and - here it is.


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Sprinkle chopped flat leaf parsley over it, and garnish with a fresh lemon cut in half.

And that's it.


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i had it filleted, would that change anything?
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:08 PM   #6
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Love it Poppi, this is Carib Snapper bought in the a fishmarket on Miami river Click image for larger version

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Old 11-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #7
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i had it filleted, would that change anything?

Yes because without the skin to protect the fish, you'd have to cook it more gentle. Cube the fish, skewer it and cook "souvlaki".

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Yes because without the skin to protect the fish, you'd have to cook it more gentle. Cube the fish, skewer it and cook "souvlaki".
youve been helpful, thanks!
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Poppi my wifes family are fishermen in Croatia same love of grilled fish as Greeks Click image for larger version

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I make fish taco's with mine since the filets are kinda small these days.
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