Yellowtail snappers, also known as Sailfish in Florida, can be a great addition to your local fresh fish market. These snappers, which can grow up to 10 inches long, make great meals when served with some baked cod or shrimp. The key to a delicious yellowtail snapper recipe is to use fresh, naturally-cooked ingredients and to season accordingly. There are many simple recipes for you to try.
This one uses a simple, home-style recipe that uses an ingredient found at your local Asian grocery store called mango avocado chutney. You’ll also need: shrimp, small piece of onion, and a generous amount of sesame or rice oil. Simply mix all of these ingredients together and serve with crackers. To make this recipe healthier, simply replace the shrimp, onion, and oil with low fat sour cream. This makes a delicious and healthy dish that has a little bit of a kick to it.
Another easy aioli recipe uses shrimp, garlic, and fresh tomatoes. This easy yellowtail snapper recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have. You’ll need: shrimp, small piece of onion, fresh tomatoes, and reduced fat sour cream. Bring all of these ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat so that the simmering mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
After a few minutes of simmering, remove the skillet from the heat and place it on a kitchen counter top. Add a little water to make sure that the ingredients will not stick to each other. Add a little sugar or honey to enhance the flavor of the yellowtail snapper recipe. Cover the entire skillet with aluminum foil, then place in the refrigerator for about three to four hours before cooking.
A sweet and sour recipe for yellow tail snapper can be served as a buffet spread or side dish with grilled shrimp, scallops, or bananas. This is also a great recipe to prepare for parties and special events. All you have to do is boil water for a couple of hours and then prepare the main ingredient. In case you don’t have a whole fish in your refrigerator, you could substitute a fillet mignon or white fish.
Begin by preparing the vegetables. Cut up a yellow tail into halves or quarters and place half on each piece of aluminum foil. Place a piece of cheese on the top half of the fish. Cover the entire thing with the remaining half of the fish and cover tightly with the aluminum foil. Heat a little oil, place a lid on the pot and bring the pot to a boil over medium heat, uncovered. Allow the pot to simmer for approximately ten minutes or until the flakes on the bottom begin to turn golden.
When the fish fillet recipe is done, remove it from the heat, allow it to cool, then slice it into bite sized pieces. The recipe called for four pieces but I found that three worked well. Place the pieces onto a plate and serve with the remaining ingredients. If you wish to serve it with the traditional Cajun spice mixture, you may cut the recipe in half.
Yellow tail snapper is one of the more interesting Cajun recipes. I’m sure you will give it a try this year and fall. This will make a delicious part of your Chinese New Year menu as well. Enjoy! Chef Xenon Hsu