Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I made snapper last night; a first. I've made many types of fish but never this one so I got out my trusty laptop and had a look around at what others do with this fish. Seems like blackening spice and red pepper are the trend so I set off to try. I cut rings of onions and threw them in the pan; tossed them around until they were lightly browned and set them aside. I got the snapper out; washed it and patted dry, squeezed lemon on each piece and salt/pepper. I sprinkled lightly with Cajun blackening seasoning and added the onion on top. Then poured the olive oil that I had cooked the onion in over the top of the snapper. Popped it into the 400 degree oven for about 20 min.
As a side I decided to try something new as well; it's squash season and we are big squash eaters. I got some puff pastry at Trader Joe's, time to stock up on it as they only carry it in the freezer dept. this time of year. So I cooked the squash; stirred in butter, salt and pepper. I rolled the squash in the puff pastry and topped with some pecans. I love puff pastry; I've got a lot of Scottish blood in my veins so this is my excuse. :) Anyway it turned out amazing; great alternative to just simple squash and it was very easy. It too cooked about 20 min. in the 400 degree oven.
Now for the snapper; it was really good, lightly seasoned and very moist and tender. Being that I am not actually a big fish fan; I do not like the fishy taste of some fishes. Halibut is by far my favorite although this was pretty darn good. It was light in flavor, not fishy. It had a more meaty texture than Halibut and a little more flavor.
Dessert? Apple cheesecake.
Posted by Sherri at 7:55 AM