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May, 2016 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Serves 6
as an entrée

Serves 10-12
as an appetizer

• INGREDIENTS •

3# Red Snapper, whole, gutted & scaled
2 ea Lemons, zested
2 ea Shallots, sliced

• Escabeche •

1 ea Fresno Chile
1 ea Jalapeno
1 pt Cherry Tomatoes
2 ea Radishes
1 ea Shallot
3 T Olive Oil
1/4 C Champagne Vinegar
Fresh Dill

Garnish

Cilantro
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Grilled Red Snapper

We've waited it out all winter to fire up our grills - so here's another great and creative way to cook over some old-fashioned flames! Whole fish on the grill may sound daunting, but we promise you it isn't! This recipe is a super easy way to feed a small dinner party all in one shot. Red snapper and similar fish can handle a direct flame as long as their skin is on and their bones are in. Did we mention this tastes undeniably delicious?

METHOD

1

Starting the Snapper

  • Ensure your whole snapper is clean and descaled.
  • Mince garlic and julienne shallots.
  • Combine garlic, shallots, picked thyme, olive oil and lemon zest.
  • Marinate fish with mixture, under refrigeration, for at least two hours.
2

Making the Escabeche

  • Slice chile peppers, radishes, garlic and shallots thinly into a bowl. (Tip: use a Japanese mandoline!)
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half and place into bowl with peppers, radishes, garlic and shallots.
  • Combine ingredients and set aside.
  • In a saute pan, heat 3T olive oil. Once olive oil is hot, saute sliced vegetables until vegetables are par cooked, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add champagne vinegar and cook mixture over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add dill and toss to combine.
3

Finishing the Snapper

  • Remove fish from refrigeration and bring to room temperature.
  • Clean and oil your grill grates prior to turning it on.
  • Ensure grill is very hot.
  • Set fish on grill and cook on each side for seven minutes.
  • Be careful not to lift or move the fish except for flipping it when ready.
  • When fish is done and crispy, remove from the grill and set onto a platter.
  • Top with escabeche and take a bite out of summer!