Saturday, November 17, 2007
Baked Red Snapper
Rio de Janeiro is just loaded with the freshest seafood. One of my favorites has to be red fish or red snapper, firm, meaty, flavorful and baked, well it doesn't get any more healthy than that.
This recipe is for two medium to large red fish fillets, but it would work well for most any fish fillet.
Baked Red Snapper
1 tsp coarse salt
2 cloves garlic
1 T lemon zest
1 T minced parsley
1 T minced green on
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1-1 1/2 T olive oil
a couple dashes old bay seasoning*
ground pepper to taste
On a cutting board, mash the salt and garlic into a paste using the back of a large knife.
Put the zest, parsley, onions and capers on top and mince everything together.
Scrape the mixture up and put it in a small bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Place the fillets in a lightly oiled baking pan and spread the mixture over the fish.
bake for 10 minutes at 190 degrees C/ 350 degrees F and then place under the broiler for a few minutes.
Cooking time will vary on the size of your fillets.
* old bay seasoning is difficult to find outside if the USA and even there it is most popular in the mid-Atlantic region. For this recipe the old bay seasoning is optional, but if you do make it be sure to try it on steamed shrimp. sprinkle the shrimp liberally (put on a lot!) with the seasoning, then steam.
old bay seasoning
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground celery seed
1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a small mixing bowl, stir together salt, cayenne, celery seed, paprika, mustard, black pepper, bay leaf, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon until well-combined. Seasoning mix will keep indefinitely in a tightly covered container, stored at cool room temperature in a dark place.
Yield: about 3 tablespoons
Well, once again i seem to be starved. Writing about food just plain makes me hungry.
See you in the kitchen.