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J. Addington On October - 12 - 2010

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  It was the middle of the day and I was fishing with a pitifully undersized greenback along a channel line in Palma Sola Bay. I once caught my largest snook ever here at 48″ but today my luck wasn’t that great. I did catch a nice 30″ snook just after popping what was to be my last beer before packing it in.

fish-filet    It was only after this particular snook decided to join me for supper that I   headed home where I got away with close to 4lbs in clear, clean fillets. I then   put the fillets in a marinade of olive oil, bay leaf, lemon juice, garlic, ginger,   soy sauce, balsamic white wine vinegar, and finally salt & pepper. Then   after disposing of all my fish parts and getting my kitchen in order I decided   on grilling some portobello mushrooms to go along with it. I took four of them, trimmed them and cut them in half and then placed them in a marinade of olive oil, finely chopped green onion, salt & freshly ground black pepper. They went in the fridge to join the fillets while I grabbed a cold one and headed out to fire up the grill.

  Being one of those puritans who believes things taste better over charcoal it took an hour until the flames on my grill were barely visible with the heat nice & even. I then tossed on the secret weapon: a non stick grill plate. After brushing the plate with olive oil I grilled the fish for about 7 minutes on each side while brushing the fish occasionally with olive oil containing freshly chopped rosemary (I’m not a big rosemary fan, but it is great on fish). The portobello’s were grilled along side the fillets with their caps away from the heat for 5 minutes, until they were brown.

What You Will Need

  • Snook Fillets
• Portobello Mushrooms
• 1 Green Onion
• 2 Bay Leaves
• 1 Garlic Clove
• 1 Lemon
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Fresh Rosemary
• Ginger
• Soy Sauce
• Balsamic White Wine Vinegar
• Salt & Pepper

  Eating this fabulous meal while drinking a nice cold one I remembered the day’s adventures and realized just how lucky I was to be a bay area angler. The Tampa Bay area is one of the best fishing areas in all of Florida and I love the chance to enjoy it as much as possible.
-J. Addington
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  • Cindy Stedman

    My husband and I just love grilled fish. We tried this recipe last night with some snapper fillets and it was divine! I’m also sending a recipe of mine for lemon pan seared scallops. Hope you like!

  • Jeff

    Hey Cindy, thanks and I’m glad you liked it. It’s a simple recipe that’s very tasty. Also, I received your recipe. Thanks and I’ll definitely give it a try and if it’s as good as it looks then I’ll post it as a recipe on the blog some time…and give you full credit of course.