Hi all. I finally worked up the nerve to roast, fillet, and debone a whole fish after watching a Serious Eats video that made it look so easy.
I bought 2 1 lb porgies from Whole Foods and following the article's recipe, I stuffed them with aromatics and herbs and cooked at 350. The instructions said to cook until the fish registered 135 degrees, mine was 150 by the time I got to it.
I filleted(ish) them and got them on the plate. We took one bite and it was horrendous. The texture was an awful mushiness and tasted very fishy. My husband asked me if I wanted to order pizza.
I've never had porgy before so I'm not sure how it should be but I read it's similar to red snapper, which this definitely was not. Did I screw something up? Was it just not a fresh fish? Anything I can do to save it? TIA!
Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.
(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)