Saturday, February 25, 2012
Miami Captured: Fresh Fish Five Dollars a Pound
Move over South Beach Food and Wine Festival ... here's a real Miami culinary story. Yesterday, my actor and I were driving north on the Palmetto to film in Hialeah. Our crew member called to report his car had broken down, so in order to fetch him, we took a detour down Miller Road.
And then we saw this.
Only in Miami, folks: five dollars a pound on the corner of a gas station for this beautiful red snapper. I believe the plump street vendor himself was not for sale, although he'd probably command a good price if he were by the pound, too.
My favorite snapper recipe is simple. Lightly coat a fillet with egg and dip in flour, cook in frying pan with butter until done. Remove fish. Add mango slices followed by cream, a few dashes of cayenne pepper and finish off with fresh chopped cilantro. Pour over fish. Buen provecho!