I have been on a mission lately to make a salt cake fish and finally got it done. I did some research and various recipes came up with different takes on the concept. Type of fish varied, what to stuff the fish with, how to make the salt cake, cooking temp & time. So, between the research and the guy at the fish shop, I went at it. I opted for a nice red snapper and for 2 people the fish shop suggested about 2 lb. fish (jumping ahead, there was a good amount left).
For stuffing it, I opted for peppercorns, bay leaves and grapefruit.
Next, the caking! For this one, I took a recipe suggestion and put salt (only) on the baking sheet, then the fish on top of that, then caked the fish in salt.
Threw it in the oven at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes (roughly 9 minutes/pound per some recipes). When it was done…nicely browned salt around the edges.
Then, break it apart and enjoy!
This was delicious. So easy to make, so moist, great flavors, highly recommend it!