Pan Seared Mangrove Snapper...

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Gonna Smoke

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...or "grovies" as they are called, was on the menu. I had a chance to go offshore fishing with some buddies and we caught quite a few so after filleting them, I just had to cook some fresh and pan seared was it, so here we go...

First up was a mango/corn salsa that I put together a day ahead. Three ears of fresh corn, 2 ripe mangos cut into small cubes, ½ a red bell pepper chopped, 1 jalapeno seeds removed and diced, 2 cloves of garlic finely diced, 1 lime zested and squeezed, a thick slice of red onion chopped, and half a can of pineapple tidbits in juice...
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I cut the corn off the cob and pan seared it with a good drizzle of EVOO for about 5 minutes or until tender, but not brown, stirring frequently. Removed from heat and allowed to cool while I got everything else ready...
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All the other ingredients were combined in a bowl. I added most of the juice from the can of pineapple, too. Once the corn had cooled, I added it in and the bowl was placed in the refrigerator over night. I did not add any seasoning...
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Now on to the main course. Three snapper fillets, a quart of shrimp, some heirloom cherry tomatoes from a friend, and some local peaches...
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The shrimp were peeled and skewered and the peaches were cut in half, all to be grilled. I brushed the shrimp with EVOO and seasoned lightly with J.O.'s #1. Got the grill hot and on they all went...
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On a hot grill, this takes only a few minutes and I don't want to overcook the shrimp.

Now back in the house to get everything else ready. I cut the tomatoes in half and drizzled EVOO and balsamic vinegar on them. Placed on a sheet pan, lightly salted with course salt, and into a 400℉ for about 10 minutes or until softened...
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The fish was lightly seasoned with course salt and cracked black pepper. Pan seared in EVOO and butter until brown...
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To the pan drippings, I added about half a stick of butter and the juice from 1 lemon to make a sauce to go over the fish...
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Give thanks...
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Time to eat...
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This was really a delicious meal and all those here raved about it. I don't think there's anything I would change next time...
 
Awesome looking meal. I love mangrove snapper. Haven't had any since my last time in the keys... come to think about it that was probably 16-17 years ago.
 
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I hope she put a double blessing on the hands that prepared that meal. 'Cause it is straight up Heaven sent. I am seriously thinking of doing some blackened fish on the griddle.

Jim
Thanks Jim. I'm not sure she realizes what goes into cooking any meal, but she knows when I don't cook because she'll ask why I didn't...🤣
 
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Awesome looking meal. I love mangrove snapper. Haven't had any since my last time in the keys... come to think about it that was probably 16-17 years ago.
Thanks, I appreciate that. The limit here is 20/person, but I told them no way we were keeping a hundred of them...
 
Fabulous! Congrats on the rotator ride. I especially like the the second to last picture. You guys are bringing her up right. Big like from Big Jake and I.
 
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Wow now that's a mighty fine meal Charles and congrats on the ride!
Everything looks great and gotta try those tomatoes! Love getting the grands to help and start the mealtime blessings!

Keith
 
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Ba da-da, da-da, da-da feeling Grovey!!!

Looks excellent Charles. Congrat on making it on the spinner.

Point for sure
Chris
 
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