We hold that cooking whole fish is a special experience. Among the reasons to try it: it makes a dramatic presentation, it is quite easy, a whole fish makes for a leisurely dinner, added to which the bones and head add more flavor. The videos below demonstrate how easy and delicious cooking whole fish can be.
One of my greatest fish memories is of a college trip to Greece where I learned to love fish. I was horrified by my Greek friends' competition for the greatest delicacy—the eyes—but I loved sitting around the table talking and laughing while picking the bones clean.
These 1½-to-2 lb. whole snappers arrive cleaned and ready to cook. Just add citrus and herbs of your choice and cook. Yellowtail Snapper, considered by many to be the best tasting of all of the snapper varieties, has a firm texture with large flakes and a bright, almost sweet flavor. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative.” Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 whole fish for $18.00
-- How to Roast a Whole Fish (Melissa Clark/The New York Times)
-- How to Carve and Serve Whole Cooked Fish (video by Serious Eats)
-- Whole Roasted Snapper, Portuguese-Style (video and recipe by Saveur)
-- Whole Roasted Fish with Oregano, Parsley, and Lemon (Daniel Gritzer / Serious Eats via Entertain the Possibilities)