Donald Link suggests grilling or roasting this fish, then serving it in its hardened skin ("on the half shell"). You can also use a large, flexible spatula to slide the fillets off the skin and onto a platter, discarding the skin, for a more elegant presentation. Redfish—a white-fleshed fish with big scales that are hard to remove—is an ideal choice, but striped bass is great too. You'll have to buy the fish directly from a fishmonger; ask him to leave the scales on the fillets.
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1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 redfish or striped bass fillets, with scales still on (about 2 1/2 pounds)
and pin bones removed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
Lemon wedges, for serving
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 475°. Lightly oil a large rimmed baking sheet. Lay the redfish fillets, skin side down, on the baking sheet and brush them with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Sprinkle with the crushed red pepper and season with salt and pepper. Roast the redfish fillets on the bottom rack of the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the flesh flakes with a fork.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the parsley and garlic with the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the fish to a platter, drizzle with the parsley-garlic oil and serve with lemon wedges.
These oven-roasted fish fillets with Provençal notes would be delicious with a citrusy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
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Review Body: was surprised to see this Ive been doin it for years ,most people say what ?? only difference is I lay them on a platter rup olive oil and garlic n seasonings on let sit at room temp 15 min. place on fire tent with foil till I hear fat under skin sizzle remove foli close lid till garlic crisps ,tortillas pico de guio tapatio or a non viniger hot sauce ...YUM cook 10 min per inch total time .Youazaaa !!!