Parrot fish is a healthy, low-carb, gluten free, protein-rich dish with tons of flavor. It's easy to prepare and oven bakes to flaky perfection!
A colorful tropical fish with a sharp beak, parrotfish is important for the health of reefs around the world. These herbivorous saltwater fish feed on algae, which helps keep the reefs and oceans clean.
These fish are also a vital source of protein and nutrition for local populations. Many countries have strict regulations to ensure that their harvest is sustainable.
Sarciadong Isda (Parrot Fish) is a simple dish that involves sauteing fish in tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices. It's a delicious recipe to serve with warm rice.
Larang is a traditional Philippine fish dish that uses a variety of seafood to create a delicious meal that's perfect for the whole family. This particular recipe uses parrotfish, but you can use any firm, flaky whole fish such as sea bass, snapper, tilapia or trout.
To prepare this recipe, start by washing and drying the parrotfish. Using a knife, scrape away the large scales and any other unwanted debris from the inside and outside of the fish.
Next, rub the lime slice in both the inside and outside of the fish to add flavor. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the fish as well.
Coat the entire parrotfish with a blend of green onions, lemon, garlic, cilantro and basic seasonings. Wrap in a foil packet and grill over medium heat, turning once, until the juices are audibly bubbling and the flesh yields and flakes easily when poked with a fork, about 40 minutes.