Red Snapper Stuffed ~ Foamheart

Discussion in 'Fish' started by foamheart, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well someone showed up this AM and threw a wrench into getting the hocks done. BUT..... I can't complain they brought a beautiful fresh snapper the caught Saturday. There is really nothing better than fresh saltwater fish, but by tomorrow even iced I've have tasted the difference. I dug around everyhwere looking for my large fish poacher. [​IMG]

    Well I used tin foil long before I had a poacher. But I have torn up the house the barn, the garage kitchen, even the porch. Yes its been awhile since I used it but .... well you ever have something you just can't find? I seem to be having more and more of them these days.I don't think its so much I forgot where I put it as possibly I forgot who borrowed it and forgot where its home is...LOL

    Its too big to pouch cook, so its all about the large industrial strength Reynold's Wrap. This stuff double ply, you could use to replace that bent fender on the car.


    Pretty fish right? I never did weigh him. but he's the perfect baking size. Wash, pat dry, sprinkle with salt. (its an old thing, when you wash a salt water fish, you must replace the salt. I don't know why).


    This is the stuffing. I was going to make a crab and shrimp stuffing and realized the open cavity could hold all the shrimps, so I broke the hard rule and substituted crawfish. I don't know why but freshwater and saltwater just are not mixed. Thats celery, green onion, cracker crumbs, onion, butter, white wine, crawfish, pick crab (dark meat), thyme, basil, salt & pepper


    Then comes the sauce which is Rotel, tomato sauce, green onions, bell peppers, parsley, black olives, onions, red wine, sugar, tabasco, salt & pepper.


    Insure the cavity is clean, I am glad I did too, my friend I guess thought I should eat the swim bladder..... LOL


    Stuffing loaded..........


    Sealed up and to the oven, 350 for about 45 mins. I thought of smoking but I would have been there till midnight since mine only heats to about 220.


    Here's de fish...... 


    A Bear View? Baked snapper, stuffing, cole slaw, and bacon wrapped asparagus.


    We wiped out one side. LOL

    I had thought of adding andouille to that stuffing, and I am sorry I did not because it was a little bland. I didn't use it because I was afraid it would over power the seafood. Go figure...LOL  All in all, a great Monday supper. Shame it didn't show up Friday. 

    Thats it, any questions I'll gladly field. Again I am sorry there is no smoke here.

    Thanks for checking it out.
     
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  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    no one sucked the head yet....  You saving that for yourself ??  The meal looks awesome....  
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job Kevin!

    The stuffing sounds delicious!

    I want to give you a point, but it says I'm over my limit!  [​IMG]

    Al

    UPDATE: I'm OK again, you got your point!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    kevin that looks like a nice white meat fish,we don't catch them up here but they look tasty.Points

    Richie
     
  5. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Kevin

    Great looking meal. [​IMG]

    Snapper is hard to beat.

    Larry
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fish head stew? We call that a Courtbouillon.  Thanks Dave!
    Thanks Al, points are fine, but its not why I post.

    It was just such a pretty fish, I thought about all those folks in the middle of the country that get to see those too often.
     
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie

    You don't have snapper? I guess since you still have blue crabs and oysters its Ok, wouldn't have to move. <Chuckles>
    Yes Sir, its hard to beat Snapper no matter how its cooked. we used to go out on the rigs and spend the day fishing. Catch trigger fish for bait, the fight the barracudas to get the sand (white) trout and red snappers to the surface in one piece. You'd crank so hard and fast that some would explode.

    <Grumbles about Barracudas>
     
  8. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful. [​IMG]   Did you check under the oil pan of your rig? [​IMG]

    T
     
  9. Nice Job Kevin, That looks Great !!  makes my mouth water   [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]       [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You get the best materials to work with and do beautiful things!

    Great smoke!

    Points.

    Disco
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know, I have cooked hamburgers once in a hub cap, one I popped off my car! LOL We had drove to the beach, 8 of us in my car, brought everything to cook lunch, that was back when I was a kid and most of my cash went in the gas tank to get there, (of course, that was when 5.00 would fill the tanks and last a whole weekend). We forgot a pan to cook in. LOL

    It will drive me crazy till I trip over it or remember who borrowed it. 
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir. Occassionally ( I think there is too many double letters in that to be spelled correctly) its nice to eat healthy, especially when its so good.
    You know, I agree 100%. If you have fresh delicious foods to cook with, even I can create delicious and healthy foods. This was something my Mom might have cooked for a Sunday dinner. Besides we all get tired of fried chicken, chicken gumbo, chicken & dumplins, pork chops, etc.... That old says, "Variety is the spice of life", I am now understanding has more meaning that just dating....>LOL  What can I say.
     
  13. weev

    weev Meat Mopper

    Wow that looks real good
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Weev, it was really more about the memories than about the fish.But the fish was just to pretty not to enjoy.
     
  15. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How'd I miss this one? Not the first snapper you've stuffed, by the looks of it [​IMG]

    Points!
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir,

    Honest to goodness, I don't usually stuff, I don't like it all gooey. I'd rather make dressing and cook the meat on top of it. I guess its the old fear of smoking with dressing in the raw bird? I don't know. I'll make seafood boulette and serve with the food (its like seafood stuffing breaded and deep fried).  I was trying to emulate what my Mom used to do and it was good but by no means as good as I remember hers.

    Bottom line I should have made my own bread crumbs instead of using crushed oyster crackers.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2016

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