RECENT CATCH INFO: landed @ Beaufort, NC
Catch method: hook n line
Red snapper tastes great! But hold up, we’re talking about vermilion snapper. No, it is not the same fish. Yes they look alike. Yes vermilion is a shade of red. Yes, it is slightly confusing, but all part of that great education that is part of being a Locals customer. Here are some basics you might want to know.
1. Vermilion snapper is not the same thing as red snapper (we just covered that).
2. Vermilion is the most frequently caught snapper along the southeastern United States.
3. Vermilion snapper is a much smaller species of fish than red snapper, growing only to about 6 lbs, whereas the Red Snapper can get as large as 35 lbs.
4. Vermilion fillets can be substituted in just about any red snapper recipe, but whole fish recipes also work.
5. They have a medium texture and flake with a mild, sweet flavor.
There you have it, five teensy little things to remember about this tasty fish that is not red snapper.
See you at the markets!
Grilled Red Snapper with a Fresh Citrus Salad (whole fish)
Roasted Red Snapper & Braised Bok Choi (whole fish)