Simply pan fried hogfish snapper with a lightly spiced herb-citrus emulsion.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 25minutes
46 oz.portions of fresh hogfish
salt and pepperto taste
For Adriatic Sauce
½cupflat leaf parsleyfresh
½cupgood olive oil
salt and pepper
For The Sauce:
In a food processor, add all of the ingredients for the sauce and puree until velvety.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
If the sauce is too thick, slowly add more olive oil.
Serve the sauce at room temperature. The sauce stays well in the refrigerator for up to a week.
For The Fish:
This fish can be grilled or pan fried. If you're grilling, heat the grill to about 425°. Lightly brush the fish with olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Lay the fish on the grill (or if you have a fish grill pan, spray it with vegetable spray, place the fish inside trepan and grill fish for 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through but still tender and moist. Transfer to a platter.
To Pan Fry:
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Season fish with a little salt and pepper on both sides. When the oil slicks across the pan, carefully place the fish in the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the fish and continue to cook until the fish is cooked through and opaque, but still moist, about 2-3 minutes.
When fish is done, transfer to serving plate, lightly nap the fish with Adriatic sauce. Served with a lemon wedge, steamed seasoned quinoa and grilled asparagus.
*The “Adriatic” sauce is also an excellent “dip” for crusty bread. Initially, when I saw this recipe, I thought that "Fire Cider" was a special hot sauce -- after searching high and low, I called the restaurant and was told that the Fire Cider is a fermented blend of apple cider vinegar, cayenne, habanero, honey and turmeric. Without measurements or instructions, I cobbled together my own rendition.SUBSTITUTIONS: If you can't find hog snapper, you can substitute other snapper, Mahi Mahi, tilapia, or other white fish.