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Minimalist Redfish

Got this guy in the Mosquito Lagoon this past tuesday and invited him home for dinner.

Making good on my dinner invitation:

Momma don't let me cook fish in the house no mo'

This is all the meat off of one 24" not so fat red. I recommend for those of you that want to maximize your eating experience, to watch Capt. Vince Russo's youtube video on fileting redfish. It will probably yield about 35-40% more meat per fish. And if you have been leaving the belly strips behind, (top of pic,) well, you are also missing out on the best part.

Post grill:

Redfish is so sweet, I use the KISS method to prepare and cook it:
Grease a pan with a light coat of veg oil, (olive is too strong,) add minced garlic and a couple tbs butter for browning. Sprinkle bare, damp filets with a light amount of Adobo seasoning. Heat pan til garlic starts to brown, then put filets on. Cook at around 350-400 til the upper sides of filets are white, then turn over. Another 3-5 mins and you're done. I'm not into fishy fish, but fresh redfish is so sweet that IMO, the less you put on it, the better.

Buon mangiare!


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