One of the best kept secrets for delicious Yellowtail snapper was used by the native peoples of coastal South Pacific and this resulted in recipes that are still used today. A variety of tropical fish is used in the preparation of these recipes. These recipes are rich in taste and healthy too. Snapper fillets can be prepared with the use of a frying pan, which results in a crispy dish and makes it very attractive for parties. The preparation of the fillets calls for a few special ingredients. Yellowtail snapper is best cooked using a skillet.
The preparation starts with a couple of steps. The first step involves getting hold of the fillet by holding the thin edges of the fish together and then flipping the fish through the head of the skillet. This results in flicking the scales off and producing a delicious dish. After flipping the fish through the skillet, place them on a wire rack to dry. For this reason, it is important to use a wire rack so that there is no extra water droplets on the food. Olive oil is then poured over the dry pieces and allowed to coat.
The second step is to prepare the other ingredients for this Yellowtail recipe. For this recipe, white fish is preferred over the other options. Some people like to use King Mackerel but this is not required. The recipe calls for half a cup of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of lemon juice and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix all these ingredients together and then let it rest for about fifteen minutes.
Once the mixture has rested, cut it into quarter-inch pieces. Then, use a single fork to separate the yellowtail flounder from the flesh. Next, you need to drain the remaining fish oil and cut this into pieces. This will serve as the base ingredient of your recipe. Salt is also essential in a salt-reduction recipe because it adds flavor and prevents bacteria from thriving in your cooking process.
The next ingredient that is crucial for this recipe is the rock salt you will be using. You can buy this at any store or even an online store. When buying rock salt, always make sure it is natural, unsalted salt. If you are not going to use the salt right away, then buy a salt substitute. Since this recipe calls for whole fish, you have to make sure the salt is sea salt.
After preparing all the ingredients, you just need to add them to your prepared marinade. Stir the marinade mixture until the ingredients are completely dispersed. Then, cut the prepared yellow tail flounder into quarter inch pieces. Place all the pieces in one large bowl and add enough salt to cover all the pieces.
Next, cut open the yellow tail fillet and place the fish fillets on top of the salt-soaked skin side up. Cover the opened portion with your favorite sauce, like soy sauce. Make sure to allow the sauce to soak in well and then cover it with plastic wrap. Now you’re ready to cook your Yellowtail snapper fillets!
Assemble your grill and preheat the grill for about five minutes. Once the grill is heated up, remove the filets from the grill and place them on your heat setting. Follow the recipe above, but instead of adding your butter or oil, simply use olive oil. Once the fish filets are fully cooked, serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
This recipe produces results that are as close to the fresh-caught fish as possible. That’s why it’s so popular, right? The secret lies in the technique used to season the fillets. Most restaurants use a mixture of coarse salt and white sugar; not the healthier table salt or the sea salt found in your own kitchen. Instead, use fresh, natural table salt and allow the fillets to soak up some of that natural flavor.
This recipe is also easy because it relies on the simple fact that preheated grill and olive oil are always readily available. If you don’t have any of those, the grocery store will contain a package of baking soda. Simply mix it in with the olive oil to make a thick paste, which you’ll use to coat the fish fillets. This way, you can control the thickness of the coating.
As far as taste goes, this recipe is probably a 3.5 star. The flavor is good, the preparation is easy, and it’s a relatively cheap meal. It’s served warm, so you won’t even need a heating element to cook it. Make sure you serve it with the accompanying lemon wedges. They’ll add a nice tartness to the dish that will really enhance the rich flavors of the Yellowtail snapper and improve the overall presentation.