Ocean to Table

~Fresh Fish, Good Times, Even Better Meal~

It was a Tuesday afternoon and the weather couldn’t have been any more perfect, especially for fishing! Now, I’m a beginner fisher girl 😉 so I still have lots to learn but nonetheless it was a beautiful day out.  I got a couple of bites on my line and they definitely enjoyed the bait a few times but sadly I didn’t catch anything.  My other half did have much better luck though, he caught a grouper and a mutton snapper.  

Here are a few pics for proof of what a perfect day it was, the water was so calm! Keep scrolling down for a simple way of cooking fish.

Water like glass! 

Passing through Stiltsville 
Grouper and Mutton Snapper- YUM!

Now, on to the cooking…

First of all I’m not going to pretend I know how to scale or take the guts out of the fish so we may have been a little sloppy in that area.  As I said before, still lots to learn! We had a few good ingredients at home and decided to skip another run to the grocery store and just used what we had at home.  I prepared a baking pan with some Pam spray (aluminum foil would’ve been helpful too) and placed sliced limes onto the pan.  I then placed the fish filets on top of the sliced lime.  You can’t go wrong with citrus flavors and fish, lime or lemon would work just fine.  

Next, I drizzled approximately 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil on top of the fish.  Then added salt, pepper, and a touch of garlic powder.  I placed more slices of lime along with sliced onions.  I had some fresh thyme (dried thyme could be a good replacement as well) in the fridge and decided to use that as well.  I placed the fresh sprigs of thyme between the fish filets.  Thyme is also a great flavor for fish.  

Close up!

I wasn’t following a recipe so I estimated the temperature and time I would leave it in the oven.  I decided to cook the fish at 325 degrees for 20-25 mins checking every so often.  Fish cooks quickly so you want to stick around the kitchen and keep an eye on it.   

So there you have it! A very simple way of cooking fish with ingredients you may already have.  If you have the basics for a good flavor profile, then you’re set, no need to get out of the house again for any fancy ingredients, keep it simple.  I served the fish along with a side of salad.  Don’t forget its all about experimenting too, so have fun with cooking! I do!

I promise I will definitely share more techniques once I learn more about fish, how to properly gut it and take the scales out!  Stay tuned 😉

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