Video:How to Cook Red Snapperwith Coreen Shakes
Red snapper is a delicious fish when you cook it properly. To that end, here are some tips on how to buy and cook red snapper.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Cook Red SnapperHello! I am Coreen from Shakes Bakes and right now, we're going to talk about how to cook red snapper.
Buying and Cleaning Red SnapperIn selecting your snapper, here are a couple of tips to help. Press down on the flesh and make sure the indentation disappears. Check the gills for a bright red color. Smell it to ensure it has no strong fishy odor. To scale, move a sharp knife and scaler from the tail towards the head using short strokes, placing pressure on the fish. Continue this motion on the other side. Before filleting, wash to remove scale remnants. On one side, cut the backbone free using the knife, lift the flesh from the backbone, then slit the belly to the tail; flip fish and repeat on the other side.
Prepping and Storing Red SnapperWhen you're ready to use your filet of snapper, simply take your filet in a strainer, rinse it with cold water; then, I am going to add a teaspoon of white vinegar right over the top. Then, I am just going to roll it in it. Then, I am just going to rinse it off a little bit more. Now, at this point, I am going to pat dry. Store by bagging your red snapper and placing that bag in a bag of crushed ice. Place in the refrigerator for up to three days, seven days for a fresh catch. Replace with fresh ice as it melts.
Red Snapper IngredientsHere's a tasty way to use your snapper filet. Here, I have:
- 1 filet of red snapper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 chopped scallion
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Small non-stick skillet