Look for lustrous pink skin, bright, firm flesh and a pleasant sea smell.
Wrap whole fish, fillets or cutlets in plastic wrap or put in an airtight container. Keeps 2-3 days in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.
Tips & Tricks:
Score whole fish near the head a few times and diagonally on both sides to allow even heat penetration. Fillets can be used in soups, casseroles and salads, as the flesh is moist and firm and doesn't fall apart easily.
Snapper is suitable for all kinds of cooking - baking, pan frying, steaming, BBQ etc .
Chargrilling and pan-frying should be restricted to thinner fillets.