Red snapper is a thin white fish with red skin, it has subtle yet delicious flavor. You can find it in almost every fresh fish store. If you can’t find it feel free to use denise, pollock, tilapia or any other thin filet fish. Just be sure the fish is fresh to optimize flavor and non-fishyness.
In Israel this fish is called Lokus. In America it is called Dusky grouper bass. It looks like flounder but is buttery like sea bass. Ask your local fish store if they have it! If not, use fresh flounder or tilapia.
Everyone cooks the same two fish – salmon and tilapia. And everyone says the same thing – I like fish if it doesn’t taste too fishy. So listen carefully to me: fish should never taste fishy. Fish should just taste buttery and delicious. It only tastes fishy if it is poor quality or not fresh. So do yourself and all your fish non-fish lovers a favor and buy some quality fresh fish and you will discover how fish is supposed to taste.
There is nothing like a whole fish, it is more tender, flavorful and a whole different experience. But if the bones are too annoying or if the idea of a whole fish is just not what you are emotionally up to right now, try this exact recipe with any fish filet, leaving the skin on and instead of the first 4 minutes, just sear them for 2. Everything else about the recipe can stay the same.
This tastes like butter, but better. It is light and creamy and beyond delicious. Be sure to double this recipe if serving it to big eaters!