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Friday, November 4, 2011

Whole Red Snapper on the Grill

I brought a nice red snapper home with me when I visited the beach not long ago. I love blackened redfish but had not tried one on the grill.
I used the Hasty Bake for the cook.

The snapper was cleaned and scaled. I removed the fins, seasoned the inside with sea salt, lemon pepper, and added a few slices of fresh lemon and sprigs of thyme.



I rubbed the fish with olive oil and seasoned with more sea salt and lemon pepper.



I added a dish of rice, scallions and chicken stock to the smoker first...
then grilled a few leeks that were drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with kosher salt and cracked black pepper..



When the leeks had nice grill marks on both sides, I wrapped them in foil to let them steam on the top rack.



Then I oiled the grill grates, lowered the hot coal rack to a medium high heat setting, and added the snapper.



When the rice had absorbed the chicken stock, I removed the dish from the cooker and covered until time to eat.



I brushed the fish with butter seasoned with lemon pepper, then carefully turned it over to grill on both sides.



The total cooking time for the fish was about 45 minutes.



The grilled red snapper, smokey rice with leeks. (I added minced, grilled leeks to the rice)



ok...the missing eye didn't bother me, but it didn't look that great for pictures...
so I tried covering it with a slice of lemon...



then a cherry tomato (looked worse than no eye!)



I settled on a grilled leek pirate eye patch. :)



I removed the skin, the fish was nice and flaky...



I loved the grilled snapper... makes me wish I lived closer to the ocean. :)

25 comments:

Rocco said...

nice job

Rueben said...

Outstanding job again, Cowgirl!! This would make any island gal proud, or any island guy for that matter. This is how we grill our fish on Guam.....whole.

For the eye, a slice of olive with a small round piece of the white of the green onion will give it that aesthetic look. But it never bothers us.

I do like the way you covered it up with the lemon. Very cute!! Made me snicker.

But great job on the entire plate, as usual.

Adios for now, (:{

Billy Bob said...

Any time I ain't got nuttin to do, I drop by and gander at all the wonderful food you prepare. I must say, it's one of my fav places to be.

Ross in Ventura said...

You did a good job on that Red Snapper Jeanie. Looks delicious!

Ross

lisa said...

I have to say, if it wasn't for the eye, it sure looked good! You sure look like a great cook!

Big Dude said...

Nice job with the fish and the plating

Sid said...

"Ohhhh! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" Girl, didn't your mama teach you about playing with your food?:) Actually... looks real good. The rice with the leeks sounds tasty. I'll have to give that a try. A. Chris

Sid said...

Hey Jeanie! Woke up this morning to hear you folks were partying yesterday to some of our California style rock and roll. Hope everything is ok with you all. A. Chris

cowgirl said...

Thanks Rocco! Good to see ya. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Rueben, I appreciate your kind comment. I know I will never be able to cook fresh fish like you do.. yours are awesome!
I like your olive idea.. Thank you! :)

cowgirl said...

Billy Bob, thank you so much!! I appreciate you stoppin' by. Hope you are having a nice weekend. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Ross! Wish I had access to more fresh seafood, this fish was pretty tasty. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Lisa! The eye does look a bit unpleasant. :) The rest of the fish was tasty though.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Larry! I bet you catch fresh fish from your dock pretty often. That would be heaven to me. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Chris....now I have that song in my head!
I didn't feel the quake but heard about it. Thanks for checking on me. :)
I probably shouldn't mention this... but I remember when my love for playing with food began. It was the day I discovered that my Grandma's potato salad would stick to the ceiling. lol

Hope you're having a nice weekend Chris! :)

Triple T said...

Hay Jeanie! Great kooking grilled snapper. Hope you have a great weekend. Your friend Mark:)

Dave~ said...

LOLOL...I love the eye patch! You just made my Monday brighter Jeanie! Thanks!!

Dave~

cowgirl said...

Hi Mark! Thanks!! Hope you had a nice weekend too. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Thanks Dave! :)

David said...

arrghhh - Looks fantastic matey! Love grilled red snapper - reminds me of vacation. A bit of tortilla, guacamole, a squeeze of lime - the sound of the ocean....

cowgirl said...

lol Thanks Dave! I like the sound of a tortilla, guac, lime and an ocean. Hope I get to experience that with my next snapper. lol

Thanks for stopping by!

D. Guth said...

Eye or no eye that looked good!

cowgirl said...

Thanks D.Guth! I wish I would have brought home more than one fish with me. :)

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Interesting fish Jeanie. Nice job trying to make him look more presentable. I'll bet he was tastey even without the eye.

cowgirl said...

:) Thanks Mark! He was tasty. I think I need to go back to the beach and get another one. lol

Good to see ya!