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Salt-Broiled Whole Fish

By The Editors

Published February 29, 2024

Best done with small fish—four 1-pound red snappers or black bass are ideal—this technique, among the world’s easiest and most reliable, can also be used with larger fish. But I wouldn’t go above a couple of pounds each, or cooking them through under the broiler will be tricky.

Photo: Catherine McQueen
Photo: Catherine McQueen
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Bear in mind that some broilers (especially electric ones) may cycle on and off, which is undesirable here; if you prop open the door, the heating element is more likely to remain on.


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Salt-Broiled Whole Fish

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