I know a lot of folks like Red Snapper but to me, it definitely is a stronger oily fish and smells a bit too strong for my preferences. I'd take a Costco Sam’s Club or HEB halibut steak any day over a Red Snapper. Having lived a while in Prince Rupert (Halibut capitol of Canada) I have seen the "fast freeze" mother ships for the commercial fishing fleet, and I can tell you they do an excellent job. A good brand frozen Halibut is very, difficult to tell from a fresh caught these days. "Fresh caught” usually isn't cooked or bought until a day or two after it has left its home in the sea; then it probably sits in the fridge at home for a day and then if lucky gets cooked. Fresh "fast freeze" process takes place within 20 minutes after being on board the commercial fishing ship.
I do respect your preferences but I also respect mine. Enjoy your Snapper and I will enjoy my Halibut steak. Hopefully if I am real lucky, it will be a “left handed” Halibut.
(This post was edited by robt65 on Mar 31, 2012, 5:07 PM)
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(Veteran) on Mar 31, 2012, 5:07 PM