My first red snapper....
Being from a small town, there are few
things that I would like about
a big city. The biggest one
would have to be FooD ShoppinG possibilities.
The last time I went to Memphis, we went to the Farmer's Market.
It was awesome!
Our local supermarkets have nice meat counters, but I love to try something different at least once a week.
Yesterday at Kroger, they had red snapper. Something different....I had been wanting to try it and never really had the chance.
I bought a cookbook recently, The Best of America's Test Kitchen. It had a recipe for Grilled Blackened Red Snapper. This was my goal!
The recipe was for 4 filets and had a few odd ingredients, so I altered it just a tad. This will be for one filet...
In a small bowl, mix together...
1 T paprika
2 t garlic powder
1/2 t white pepper
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cayenne pepper
In a small skillet, melt 2 T butter and add the dry ingredients. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and set aside. Once it has cooled, you will be spreading it onto the fish.
To be honest, next time, I will probably skip the butter step and just put the dry ingredients on the fish. I really
couldn't see that the skillet method
made a big impact.
Heat your grill to high and clean the grate well.
Just before adding the fish,
use a paper towel with some olive oil on it to oil the grate.
Put the fish onto the hot grill with the skin side up.
It will cook about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Flip after the first 3-4 minutes and cook the skin
side down. My fish was pretty thick and I let it cook about 5 minutes on the second side. If you cook it too
long, it can get tough, so there
is a delicate balance involved.
Remove the fish from the grill and serve with your favorite side. I used a low fat version of
creamed spinach that I blogged about a few months back. I love it!
My verdict was yum!
Red snapper is a really meaty fish with nice texture and nutty flavor. It had more flavor than tilapia or catfish, but was not as overpowering as
salmon. I would definitely cook it again!
Love what you eat and eat what you love! :)