I have never made this before. I’ve seen it once and funnily enough bobby flay made it this week on iron chef, though in a slightly different way
So, what i used was lemons, red snapper (1 lb each), salt,lots of salt,lol, and bay leaf and seasoning.
i ended up using 3 salt boxes/cans, i think u can get away with 2
i filled the bottom of a pan with it, NOTE, wet the salt and make it stick to each other
red snapper is one of my favorite fish, its sooo delicious and easy to eat
I actually like my fish whole, i just get it gutted and de-scaled, however NOTE that i read that its better to leave the scales on the fish, so the skin peels off easier with the salt. If i had read tehis before i wouldve tried each fish one way
in tony montana voice: say hello to my little friend…
stuff with lemon, seasoning and bay leaf
wet the salt with water
mound the salt around the fish. NOTE bobby flay and martha stewart both add a couple egg whites to the salt instead of water and bobby also put some parchment paper over the fish before covering with salt. I would reccomend this because if you are not careful preparing this parts of the fish exposed to the salt can be too salty
i baked at 350 for 30 min, its really 15 min per pound according to martha.
I struggled a bit with “uncracking” this and revealing it, and salt flew everywhere! haha..so be careful.
So here it is! sorry for the plating but my camera was running outa battery so i had to hurry lol
It was really cooked perfect inside, just make sure you get all the salt off before plating it(because i made the mistake of not wetting all the salt)…hehe..so enjoy..if u make this let me know of any tips!
also, this is a great book: Martha Stewart’s Cooking School and they have this recipe in it so i’m giving a new copy away!
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UPDATED TO ADD: the winner is KATE from thisamericanwife.net! yay!!