If you are a snapper or know someone who is, you know that one of the best ways to enjoy a fresh, healthy, hot dish is with a delicious yellowtail snapper recipe. Yellowtail snappers are typically a good weight for fish, with a firm, light flavor and good appearance. It is usually found on the New England and Pacific coast. Often, many believe yellowtail snapper to be the top fish for cooking. It has a light, flaky flesh and tastes rather mild, much like grouper or tilefish.
The first step in creating a delicious yellowtail snapper recipe is making sure you have the right type of fish for this dish. This will depend mostly upon what type of seafood you have in your local market. Typically, fish such as cod and tuna will do well in preparing this type of dish. Some, however, do better with white fish since it tends to hold on to less oils and does not tend to have the strong flavor that tends to be associated with these types of fish. For example, whitefish such as hoki will be a better choice than king mackerel, salmon, etc. Since different types of fish will taste differently, here are some tips to help you choose the right fish for this recipe and how to prepare it:
Choose Your Seasoning A good yellowtail snapper recipe will use an ample amount of seasonings. Ideally, you will want to start with a seasoning base of ground pepper, salt and oregano. Seasoning base is essential because it allows you to create the perfect taste for your dish. Seasoning bases can also help make your dish more palatable. There are many seasoning packages available at your local grocery store or supermarket.
Use Easy Aioli sauce This is a simple yet delicious sauce that you can add to any of your yellowtail snapper recipes. This easy aioli sauce is made by mixing lime juice, olive oil and tomatoes in a bowl. You can then allow it to rest so it can curdle, then slowly mix in the aioli sauce and food coloring.
Marinate Your Yellowtail Snapper recipe Yellowtail snappers are best eaten when they are still fresh. Therefore, you want to marinate them in a soy or garlic marinade for the optimal results. The marinade should be made at least two hours prior to cooking. To get started, simply combine water, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, avocado, cumin, lime juice, and lemon rind in a pot. Allow it to simmer for about an hour to combine flavors, then simply strain out and cut into chunks.
Prepare The Peanut Butter It is crucial to any yellowtail snapper recipe that you use butter. There are many different recipes out there so I am only going to touch on a few. Since peanut butter is a staple in many Cajun recipes, you may not have to go out and buy some. You may be able to find some of this at your local grocery store and even the super markets if you shop in advance.
Grill Whole Fish Although it is optional, I highly recommend grilling your yellow tail. When you grill whole fish, the fat and juices remain and cook down into the meat giving it a more tender texture. Plus, by grilling whole fish you are letting the natural spices and flavor come out instead of just being masked by the oil. Just make sure not to under grill the filet mignon too much or the oil will get soaked up and render out. This can be tricky because it is very easy to ruin a good recipe.
Finally, add your garlic and salt to the marinade. Then wrap it up in aluminum foil and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning remove the foil and you have an awesome tasting dish with lots of vegetables for you to enjoy. These steps may seem pretty simple but when you see that a recipe is difficult to follow or simply doesn’t work, chances are you will find someone who has done it right and have the recipe saved to try again.