We've almost exhausted our fish supply from Florida in the freezer. The fish we had this week is Golden Tilefish. Now that I see how beautiful tilefish are I want to make a fish platter today. Tilefish are sometimes called clown of the sea due to their many colors.
Tilefish are long lived and slow growing. They feed mainly on crustaceans consequently their meat is very delectable to eat. Above are the fillets. Notice the needle nosed pliers in the photo.
I am using the pliers to remove the small pin bones in the fillet. Many folks say they use tweezers but the pin bones are deeply embedded in muscle and hard to remove without pliers. Place the fillet skin side down and feel along the thickest part of the fillet till you locate a pin bone, gently push back the meat and grab the pin bone end with the pliers and pull it out. You will feel resistance but pull firmly till the bone slides out.
Here I've served the tilefish with white half runner beans, peaches, raspberries and blueberries. I sauteed the tilefish in butter and olive oil. I cooked the half runner beans with garlic, sweet peppers and a tomato. The fruits and beans came from the farmer's market this week and the tilefish came from Florida on our last trip there. We appreciate being able to take advantage of nature's bounty with our meals. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.