3 Methods for Cooking Brazilian Tiger Fish

Brazilian tiger fish, also commonly referred to as simply tiger fish, is a large, spotted fish often compared to a cross between sturgeon and catfish in both flavor and texture. Brazilian tiger fish is available in most Brazilian and some Latin markets, though you may have to ask your grocer to order the fish specifically for you, depending on the area you live in. Things You Will Need: Gas or charcoal grill Brazilian tiger fish fillet or steak, approximately 1/2-inch thick Food brush Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing Sea salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Aluminum foil Baking dish Serving plate or platter Fish spatula   Grilling Step 1: Preheat a gas grill to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are using a charcoal grill, allow the grill to preheat for 30 minutes. Step 2: Brush the fish with extra-virgin olive oil on both sides. Season the fish with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste all over. Step 3: Wrap the fish in aluminum foil. Place the fish on the grill, and cook it for 7 to 8 minutes per side. Step 4: Remove the fish from the grill, and allow it to rest at room temperature, still wrapped in the foil, for 5 minutes before serving it.   Baking Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Step 2: Place the fish in a baking dish, and brush it on both sides with extra-virgin olive oil. Season the fish to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper all over. Step 3: Cover the top of the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake the fish in the oven for 15 minutes without opening the oven door. Step 4: Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow the fish to rest for five minutes on a serving plate or platter before serving it.   Pan-Searing Step 1: Brush the fish on both sides with extra virgin olive oil and season the fish all over with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Step 2: Heat a sauté pan over high heat until hot but not smoking. Step 3: Add the fish and cook it for three minutes. Flip the fish over with a fish spatula and cook the fish for an additional three to four minutes on the other side. Step 4: Transfer the fish to a serving plate and allow it to rest for five minutes before serving it.

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