There is enough connective tissue to hold fillets together very well for poaching, and it goes well with delicate sauces. Pan frying fillets works well, with just a light powdering of rice flour, but they do not flake apart as easily on the plate as some fish, unless they're fried a bit longer.
Buying: The photo specimen was purchased from a Philippine market in Los Angeles for 2014 US $5.99 / pound. The gills, esophagus, tough swim bladder, heavy membranes and other hard to remove stuff was still inside.
You'll want to cut the gill arches loose with your kitchen shears because they pull very hard, but even that isn't easy. You'll need a hefty pair of long nose pliers to pull a lot of this stuff out.
Files are very wide, so I recommend cutting them in half along the centerline before skinning. There will still be quite a bit of flesh left on the head, and especially on the bottom of the collar, which is difficult to recover due to the bones.
Stock made from the head, fins and bones is mild and quite usable. All groupers are members of the sea bass family, Serranidae, and are found in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide.
Due to their preferred habitat around coral reefs, groupers are accessible primarily by hook-and-line fishing. Like all seafood in Florida, the harvesting of grouper is closely monitored and regulated to ensure healthy stocks as a naturally renewable and sustainable resource.
Red groupers are members of the sea bass family, Serranidae, and are found in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide. The Serranidae has over 400 species which are found around coral reefs and rock outcroppings of the coastal shelf.
Due to their preferred habitat, groupers and other family members are accessible by hook-and-line fishing and less vulnerable to trawl fishery. When you add the 23 grams of protein plus calcium and iron, grouper begins to look like the perfect food.
It can be used in almost any seafood recipe and its unique flavor comes out beautifully with a touch of mild seasoning and fresh herbs. Fresh whole fish should have: -- A shiny surface with tightly adhering scales.-- Gills that are deep red or pink, free of slime, mucus and off-odor.-- Clean shiny belly cavity with no cuts or protruding bones.-- A mild aroma, similar to the ocean.
Fresh steaks, fillets and loins should have: -- A translucent look.-- Flesh that is firm and not separating.-- A mild odor, similar to the ocean.-- No discoloration.-- Packaging that keeps them from being bent in an unnatural position. Do not overcook.• Fish is done when the flesh becomes opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.• Poaching, steaming, baking, broiling, sautéing, microwaving are excellent low-fat cooking methods, if you do not add high fat ingredients.• Marinate in your favorite salad dressing prior to cooking.• Broil, bake, steam or microwave, then cube and add to pasta or salad greens for a delicious salad.• Broil or grill with lime-butter and seasoned salt.
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Perfect for those busy mom and dad out there who don’t have the luxury of time to prepare meals but still want to give everyone in the family, especially the kids some luscious yet nutritious mealtime. Layer alternating slices of fish, tomatoes, and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter.
Big chunks of juicy fillets of grilled fish, slightly charred on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside, enhance by onion rings, zesty Big chunks of juicy fillets of grilled fish, slightly charred on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside, enhance by onion rings, zesty tangerine, and saline olives, absolutely make a festive lunch or dinner.
You’ll love this for three reasons: It only takes 10 minutes to prepare, it’s a complete meal, and of course, it’s a flavorful and hearty family feast. Tweak : Either you serve it with rice and side salad tonight, or slice it for fish tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and your fave dressing or sauce for the next day.
Image source: Louisiana cooking.combat most foodies love about this grouper dish is the fillet’s light, mild flavor. Crusted in ground crispy pecans and pan-sautéed in tallow, this can really make you thanks its variety of texture and tang.
The next time you’d cook your freshly caught grouper, rest assured that it is no longer bland and dry… never again! Image source: Corcoran Street KitchenAside from the joy every angler feels whenever catching grouper, this savory, lean and flaky white fish also satisfies everyone’s cravings.
Bursting with flavors and variety of texture, this broiled grouper recipe is best served with some grilled vegetables or some fresh salads for a totally healthy meal. Note: Be mindful to only broil the fish under the hot broiler for just a few minutes so that it remains crispy on top and perfectly tender and moist on the inside.
Grouper fillets tend to be meatier than typical whitefish like tilapia, so they are flakier, moister, and overall a real treat. Well, you can always make a “DIY” romantic date with him or her in just a snap of a finger without overspending with this grouper over spinach meal.
Smoked paprika and Italian seasoning make this a simply delicious take on sautéed fish. You may likewise add some white wine to the pan along with the olive oil and butter for a flavorful sauce.
Image source: Mike’s TableEvery meal is extra special whenever the family sits together to enjoy a yummy and nurturing platter. This unique grouper dish though quick and easy promises a flavorful and enticing dining experience.
Image source: Adventurous Kate.Comte grouper family is perhaps the most popular saltwater food fish in the United States and even in some parts of the world. This grouper chowder recipe contains, onions, bell pepper, potatoes, tomatoes, lime juice and spices that make it extra wholesome and rewarding.
Gag fish will be marketed as Black grouper ; they are very similar in taste and texture. Both of these fish have a high oil and moisture content which makes them suitable to cook many ways.
Grouper meat cooks up very firm, with big flakes and holds its moisture better than many other fish. Other ways you can cook Grouper is to poach, steam, bake, broil and sauté and don't forget that it is excellent soups or chowders.
Grouper is a popular fish among the health-conscious, possessing a lovely, mild flavor which lends itself to a variety of preparations. Add your favorite seasonings to the grouper fillets before you wrap them up and put them in the oven, and you'll wind up with a moist, flavorful fish dish.
Try simply seasoning with salt and pepper, or prepare a simple tomato sauce with fresh herbs. 03/03/2006 Made with 1.25 lbs fish, based on reviews: doubled seasoning using Old Bay instead of paprika, halved butter (LOVE butter and still only used half).
I may try a bit of sweet white wine for bull nose dolphin. Be sure to turn when broiling as the browning gives a nice texture and crunch.
The only changes I made were to substitute garlic powder for the garlic salt and I added a bit of dill and a bit of salt-free lemon pepper to the spice mix. I added some fresh squeezed lime juice (from a quarter of a leftover lime) in with the lemon juice/butter.
I loved the mayo/paprika topping too and added some fresh chopped parsley over the fish. My roommate loved this dish too.
06/25/2012 I have been trying to build my repertoire of fish recipes, so after reading the first 10 reviews on this one, I decided to try it. Like most reviewers, I halved the butter (I only had 3 grouper files).