For a fish that's small in size but large in taste, look no further than the gray triggerfish. Once ignored by commercial fishermen, these guys made a comeback and are now considered among the finest fish in the Atlantic. Their clean white meat carries a uniquely sweet flavor when cooked. When we have them, they're fresh — as in boated just yesterday and never frozen — and delicious. Triggerfish fillets are normally light and thin, so that freshness pays off in a delicate, sweet and succulent flavor.
This recipe is absolutely perfect with our meaty, just-caught triggers.
Vegetable cooking spray
4 (6-oz.) triggerfish fillets
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 lemon wedges or 1 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 400º (medium-high) heat.
Brush both sides of fish with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place fish on cooking grate, and grill, covered with grill lid, 4 minutes or until grill marks appear and fish no longer sticks to grate.
Using a metal spatula, carefully turn fish over, and grill, without grill lid, 2 minutes or just until fish flakes with a fork.
Serve with lemon wedges or sprinkle with zest, if desired.
Lighthouse Seafood is a family business, owned and operated by Tim and Heather O'Leary.
They have supplied Central Florida restaurants and residents with prime seafood for more than a decade.
Their commitment is to always have only the freshest seafood for your table.
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