Don't let the sight of a whole fish scare you! Your fish monger will gut and clean the fish for you. What you are looking for is for clear eyes - and touch them lightly. They should feel firm. Look at the gills - they should be red. Finally, if it smells incredibly fishy, don't do it. Fresh fish smells like the ocean.
Now, give it a go!
Whole Roasted Snapper
Serves: 2-3 Time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Okay, it's a little intimidating
- 1/3 c. cilantro, chopped
- 1/3 c. parsley, chopped
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 1/2 tsp. harissa paste
- 1 1/2 T. olive oil
- 1 whole snapper
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Season the fish inside and out with salt.
Mix together the herbs, harissa and olive oil. Rub it liberally inside and outside of the fish. Stuff the cavity with the lemon slices.
Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Plate and serve!