Whole Tilapia-What Would You Do?
- scuzzo Jan 21, 2008 10:56 PM
My local market has whole Tilapia for cheap. Do you cook it? What works for you? I bought one tonight and pan fried it and it was pretty good, but I want to know more and try something different. Let me know if you have any thoughts about this! Thanks.
I treat them like many whole fish, a little EVOO, lemon juice, S&P, and on th grill til crispy. It'a amaing how much better whole tilapia is tham the flavorless (IMHO) fillets.
In the winter, I use a trick that Striperguy posted about cooking mackeral. I put a large cast iron skillet uder the broiler, til it gets smokin' hot. Then, i drop the fish, oiled, etc. ontp it, and back under the broiler for another ten minutes or so...You can use any kind of dippingsauce you like...
I have 3 whole tilapia fish that I bought at sam's club. I intend to stuff it with slices of red onion and baste them with hoisin sauce. Garnish with lemon slices
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