Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s awesome Ray! Arrange the fillets on the baking pan and broil on the second-to-top rack for 10 minutes, letting it caramelize. II. Maybe my vinaigrette didn’t contain as much sugar as the bottled variety and that made a difference. Then, after sprinkling it with salt, pepper, minced garlic and minced fresh ginger, I bake it in a 400 degree oven for ten minutes until it is barely set. I’m trying the red wine recipe on the gas grill tonight….Will let you know how it goes vs the broil/bake approach………….. Have to say I’m sticking with Mayo, salt and pepper on the grill. That’s great to hear! Snappers are a “snap” to clean. Now I just need to catch another blue this week! Can’t wait to try your recipe Lauren. I think the oil in the blush vinaigrette is important for the fish not to dry out (as seems to happen if you’re only using vinegar). Less than an hour, boat had 30 to 40 BIG blues. Grilling the Fish Preheat your grill for 10-20 minutes. Put some cajun dry rub on with fresh basil. Here’s something to wrap your head around – bluefish that tastes delicious! 1/3 light soy sauce I went with this recipe and it was SOOO GOOD! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU USE RED WINE VINEGAR. Let it marinate for no longer than 30 minutes. Its a great recipe!! Good stuff James because I do have a smoker (which I’ve never used) that could work well for bluefish. The best part about this dish? Gluck! It only needs two ingredients. It was like drinking vinegar and the fish was wasted. Can’t wait to try this easy recipe. The other 30% haven’t had the best of luck. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I’m going to try this again, but with thicker filets (when hopefully the blues are running larger) and, at least, a blush-like vinaigrette next time. Fishing for snappers and cooking them. For a long time Ryan and I have tried to figure out a simple and delicious way to cook bluefish without using mayonnaise. If your red snapper fillets still have the skin attached, apply the breadcrumbs to the skinless side (skin-side down). Blush vinaigrette contains sugar. Thank you for the shout out! I served this dish with some simple rice pilaf and another recipe of my own - sauteed mushrooms, chickpeas and kale with pesto. The red wine vinegar is next to be tried. Bottom line, great method, great result! And with them expecting to run through soon the timing is perfect. Optional: 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Cast your line a little way out from the dock or jetty and wait. September and October are great months here on Cape Cod. It sounds like you left the vinegar on the fish too long, which makes this fish way too salty and vinegary. Bake 20 to 35 minutes in the oven at 350. I tried this yesterday. Red snapper is a lean, meaty fish that is perfect for baking. We just tried it and it was delicious! I will hopefully start catching bluefish soon here on Cape Cod, as they are just now coming into season. Makes me wanna go out and catch more Blues! Thanks for trying the recipe, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Article by On The Water Magazine. 6. I recommend people to NOT use red wine vinegar and instead buy a bottle of blush wine vinaigrette as described in the writeup as you’ll need the sugar in the vinaigrette to get carmelized and it’s diluted with water and oil and spices. I just needed a way to finish it. Add the fish, cover with plastic wrap, and brine in the refrigerator for 12 hours, turning several times. Thanks for the tips – anything smoked is OK by me so I’ll give it a try. This easy fish recipe is baked with a simple combination of garlic, butter, seasoned breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese. Vinegar does not. I’ve never been a big fan of bluefish – their sharp teeth and oily, fishy and worst of all blue meat, make them less than desirable (at least for me). I had to throw out the fish and now I need another bottle of red wine vinegar. Thanks! In a skillet, melt the butter with the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning blend, pepper, parsley, and chives, if using. Spread the breadcrumb mixture over the fillets, adding an equal amount to each. Bluefish’s high fat content makes it one of the most forgiving fish to cook since it doesn’t dry out, and all those Omega-3 fatty acids are good for you. This could be due to the brand of blush wine vinaigrette or the quality of the vinaigrette, or something else entirely. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly (oh, all right, maybe it marinated an extra 5 minutes or so because I was busy with something else). Watch carefully, as the fish can easily burn. From Cooking The Catch vol. September and October are great months here on Cape Cod. In fact it is kind of delicate when done properly. I also bleed mine in a 30 gallon livewell on the boat and then it goes to the ice. I catch bonita now so blues will have to wates. Arrange the fillets on the baking pan and broil on the second-to-top rack for 10 minutes, letting it caramelize. While snapper is not as high in omega-3 fatty acids as others, it is a lean and delicious fish. I suppose if I had to do it again and I didn’t want to go out to get a bottle of vinegarette, then I’d make my own blush wine vinaigrette which then I think this recipe would have come out to be edible, if not great. You can learn more about cooking, and get more recipes by visiting my website Creatively Delish. (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. If you don't want to eat the skin, it should separate easily after cooking. The meat is white and finely textured, and is as good as any fish you’ve ever eaten. Just tried this and it was great! I haven’t had Shake’n’Bake in forever! 🙂. Through the eyes of a fishermans’ wife, I’m excited to share my cooking and photography with you here on MFCC. Many people don’t like the taste of bluefish and won’t eat snappers. I’m just seeing your comment now but I am so happy you loved the recipe! I can’t say I’m a big fan of mayo either but at least it “goes away” when done on a gas grill. Got this trick from my dad years ago. I’ll send you a private message now via the forum, regarding where you can catch some blues. Thank for idea to cook. Season the snapper steak with salt and pepper, and any combination of other herbs you like to put on your fish. (Alternatively, place the fish and brine in a resealable heavy-duty plastic bag. Sounds good … is there a way to do this on the grill? Fish on! I love trying new receipt, so I followed this easy one, and my blue fish came diferent delicious! Next time I think I might top with a little mango-jalapeno salsa for some extra flavor but it was good on it’s own too. The vinegar really helped ease the “fishiness”. Since your recipe was so simple I “memorized” the recipe: I remembered the “blush wine” part but misremembered the call for “vinaigrette” as opposed to “vinegar.” Since I didn’t have “blush” anything, I went with balsamic vinegar. Put under the broiler for a minute or two to finish. Bluefish is the pork shoulder of the sea. Let me know how you like it! UGH! and yes keep it simple.. i see recipes with 12plus ingredients which is overkill.. if its older than 2 to 3 days old dont eat it if there is a blood line in it… cut it out or eat around it and will find its great many ways. The primary trick for good bluefish is keeping it on ice from the moment it’s caught until it hits the grill. I’m sorry to hear that Maria. If you ever try it again, just marinate it for 30 minutes (or even 20 minutes) and that should be better. I should have read the reviews prior to trying this. Season cornmeal with salt and pepper and spread on a plate. That's when one of our members here on My Fishing Cape Cod, Eric Meyer, shared with us his recipe for caramelized bluefish. Final Podcast Of The Season + MFCC Member Giveaway! ⅓ cup flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 small "snapper" bluefish fillets, about 2 pounds, or flounder fillets 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Juice of 2 lemons gonna try your recipe tonight. Gas grills are pretty easy to turn on and they … went out in the sound this morning. Next: Bait Fishing at the Cape Cod Canal | Part #1, As a direct comparison to the MQ, I’m gonna go with a Shimano Vanford 5000, new to the market this year, check it out. sprinkle the raw sugar on top. True this falls squarely on the ASFMC not on the individual states. Tried the recipe tonight (made a blush vinaigrette from scratch since I didn’t have a bottle on hand). Thanks! Next time Ryan catches one we will try it. The American Heart Association recommends eating a variety of fish at least twice a week, and this red snapper recipe is an excellent choice for a healthy diet. Here's a timely recipe from Dave "Pops" Masch: Great Mates: Bluefish and Tomatoes!! I’ll try it. Step 2: Place the honey, salt, peppercorns, cloves, allspice berries and water in a large deep bowl and whisk until the honey and salt are dissolved. That did the trick for me. Add the mascarpone or cream cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and any of the flavorings, and process just to mix. cant believe you dont like blues.. every bad thing u heard is due to the fish not being fresh , kept cold and not basically treated right once caught. After 10 minutes, set the oven to 350 degrees and move the fish to the bottom rack, allowing it to cook for another 10 minutes. It’s a good idea to reduce the heat to medium high (1/3 down from max on my little gas cartridge weber) and then about 7 minutes on a side. Pan-fried until golden brown, snapper blues match well with the season’s ripe garden tomatoes. Next time I will gut the fish immediately too. Step 1: Flake the fish into a food processor, discarding any skin or bones. bluefish is my favorite to smoke . Stir in the lemon zest. It should flake easily and look white all the way through. your recipe, simple soak in milk for 20 min.., smoked, soy sauce and of course lemon with butter and wine in foil are great. The Biggest Fish I’ve Ever Caught From Shore. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the red snapper fillets. Other snapper experts are diehard bait anglers, which means using a snapper rig—purchased from a tackle shop or home tied—consisting of a small hook threaded with shiners and bobber or “snapper popper.” Set the popper to hold the bait about 18 to 24 inches below the surface. I will definitely be keeping mine on ice! Went fishing this morning off the Jersey coast (barnagett). If you're closely watching your saturated fat intake, you can swap up to half of the melted butter for extra-virgin olive oil. No matter, it was done to perfection and delicious! Make sure whatever rod you plan on mounting it on will accommodate the foot in the reel seat. Not really caramelized, but still somewhat crisp (because of the sugar in the balsamic). Snapper, a popular white-fleshed fish with a firm texture and mild flavor, is great for all kinds of preparations: grilling, searing, frying, braising, steaming, and more. You don’t want to dry it out but you do want it cooked thoroughly. Pour sake and light soy all over filet Best Air Fryer Fish Recipe - How To Make Fish In An Air Fryer Thanks for share! Toss the breadcrumbs with the remaining butter mixture and Parmesan cheese, if using. In a deep dish, arrange the bluefish and pour the blush wine vinaigrette over the fillet. Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more than 5,000 recipes articles in her 20 years as a food writer. 2/3 Sake Oh well, lesson learned. Larry – Thank you for your feedback and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! bass are going directly into tacos! A Snapper on the hook. This recipe turns out differently for so many people, so please make this at your own risk! That stinks to hear the dish did not come out well. It’s a deceivingly big reel. My wife said she’d eat it again and my son said it might be the best fish he had ever eaten. Dip fish fillets in to coat both sides. peace. That is what happens when you do not follow your instincts. Place filet in shallow baking pan I didn’t bother with baking at 350F for fear of drying the fish out. Absolutely awful. Set your broiler to high and place the marinated bluefish on a baking sheet with tin foil. Snapper Blue Recipe. What if I add some sugar in with the vinegar? Use your hands to spread it out evenly and press onto the tops of the fillets. It came out great (a little dry for me, the bluefish fan). All of these options give me hope to try bluefish again. DISCLAIMER:  Try this recipe on a small piece of the bluefish fillet first. Get our Taste of the Sea Cookbook, FREE, when you sign up for our newsletter. To test fish for doneness, insert a fork into the thickest part of a fillet. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes just to blend flavors. Pork chop shake and bake also works well on the bluefish. If you use red wine vinegar and leave it on the fish for 30 minutes, then you’ll end up with a very tough, dried out fish that has a very strong taste of vinegar. Thanks and happy cooking! It’s a tougher fish that won’t flake apart so it should hold up well on the grill. I highly recommend giving snappers a try. Nothing carmelized. This red snapper recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a family meal. So glad that I found your recipe when my husband brought home a bluefish and we had no idea how to cook it! I used the vinegar marinade recipe on my expensive blue fish filet and it was a disaster. Which carmelizes. In a deep dish, arrange the bluefish and pour the blush wine vinaigrette over the fillet. I highly recommend trying the recipe Tom, tight lines! About 70% of readers report back that this recipe is a winner, and tasted delicious. Sounds fantastic! But because snappers are baby bluefish, they don’t have the same fishy taste as the adult blues. I have a great smoked bluefish dip recipe from ben sargents book cooking the catch. I was quite surprised and pleased with the results – a seriously easy recipe and it was so good. 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Use this recipe with any fresh local … Its super light ad has a very fast line retrieve for its size without a terrible gear ratio, I think it will pair nicely with my 7’6” carbon shield for albies […]. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a large, heavy skillet, nonstick or cast iron. Toss onions and potatoes with half of harissa mixture in a large baking dish; season with salt and pepper, then add ¼ cup water. Some good substitutes for red snapper in this dish include haddock, pollock, black cod, or striped bass. Ill have to try that . I had never had blue fish and my husband brought some home this week from a colleague and I had no idea what to do with it. Bluefish begin their lives off North Carolina, where they hatch in immense numbers in two separate spawning events—about a million eggs per female in either the spring or summer spawn. In my opinion, the often scorned bluefish is the most delicious citizen of the underwater kingdom with the possible exception of the mighty blue crab. Without getting too deep into the weeds right now, let’s just say our practice of catch and release has shifted a huge chunk of the quota to coms and we’re going to see a reduction in our bag limit. Well, at least I tried and I hope I will not be thirstily all night from the vinegar. Hey- I found this recipe after my boyfriend brought home a bluefish. My blues were a little young, so the filets were probably thinner than your recipe calls for. Serve it with a pilaf and boiled greens or salad. I know some guys here on MFCC have been catching bluefish to 33 inches from the Nantucket Sound facing beaches. I definitely want to try your bluefish recipe with the next bluefish I catch. A little mayonnaise coats the fish to keep it marvelously moist. Thank you! 2. I read some scary posts about how oily and fishy it could be. 2 tablespoons raw sugar. The fish should be caramelized at this point and ready to eat. Sounds great.
2020 snapper bluefish recipe