Sankara Fish (as called in Tamil) is another name for Red Snapper. You may have heard of it as “Tambusa” in Hindi, “Pahari” in Malayalam, “Korameenu” or “Thundava” or “Rangu” in Telugu, and “Chempalli” in Kerala. Red Snapper is one of 113 species of the Snapper family. The fish in this family have enlarged canine teeth, and hence they are called “snappers.”
Known for its appealing taste, Red Snapper got its name because of its red and pink metallic scales. Red Snapper is widespread along the mid-Atlantic and Caribbean coast. It is also known for its popularity amongst recreational fishers. You will also find Snapper in the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico. The lifespan of this fish is up to 50 years.
Now available worldwide, Snapper belongs to the reefs of the western Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. The fish has pink to bright red metallic skin and is usually 30-61 cm long weighing between 4.5 and 9 Kg.
Where is Red Snapper popular?
The fish is most popular in the Gulf of Mexico, regions of South India, and Sri Lanka. It is a favourite amongst fishing enthusiasts and in seafood markets and restaurants.
In India, Red Snappers thrive in the waters in South India and Sri Lanka. You may also find people calling the fish “Vanjaram” in Andhra Pradesh. However, in South Kerala, it is referred to as “Neymeen”.
What does Snapper taste like?
The lovely mild flavour and fine texture make it one of the most renowned types of seafood. Snapper has white and firm-textured flesh. The flesh is soft, tastes sweet, and has a nutty flavour. Already excited about it? Licious Sankara fish Cubes offer you the exact taste, and we promise you are going to relish it.
How nutritional is Snapper?
The fish is a popular choice because of its delectable taste and its nutritional value that adds plenty of proteins to your body minus the carbs and sugar. It is rich in selenium, Vitamin A, potassium, and Omega-3 fatty acids. So, it favours both your tummy and body.
Licious Red Snapper
At Licious, we offer a wide variety of Red Snapper cuts that are ideal for making any dish. Our fish and seafood is sourced daily from approved fishing boats and is delivered within 24 hours of being caught.
We ensure the fish stays fresh by maintaining steady temperature controls between 0-4℃ at every stage, from sourcing, until it reaches your doorstep.
As a bonus, our expert meat technicians have already cut, cleaned, and washed the fish, so you have ZERO prep to do. Just use the fish straight out of the pack and into your pan!
How to cook Red Snapper?
The flavour of the fish makes it taste great in any form be it grilled, baked, or fried, and with everything from chillies to herbs. Sankara fish can be cooked as fillets, cubes, or whole fish.
If you like grilled fish, here is what you have to do:
Fill the whole body with lemon slices, chilli peppers, herbs, and spices and grill it until it becomes golden brown. The other way is to create a paste of your preferred spices like chilli powder, garlic powder, parsley flakes, ground black pepper, olive oil, and rice vinegar and coat the fish with this paste before grilling.
If you want to have baked fish, it’s as simple as:
Create slits in the flesh, sprinkle salt and pepper, and apply olive oil before baking it for 20 minutes. If the flesh flakes easily when poked with a fork, you’re done!
If fried is your favourite, follow this:
Make a paste of chilli powder, turmeric, salt, and lemon juice. Apply this paste to the fish and let it marinate for 30 minutes. Once marinated, coat the fish/cubes with semolina. Heat oil (coconut oil does wonders but you can choose any other oil as well) in a thick bottomed pan and fry the fish till it turns light brown.
You can serve Red Snapper with any sauce of your choice, like the Garlic & Dill Butter Sauce, Anchovy Sauce, or Lemon Caper Butter Sauce.
We know you are not always up for cooking a whole fish after a tiring day; hence, we bring to you this tasty fish in the form of cubes, which are just a few minutes away from being ready to be eaten as we take care of all the cleaning and cutting. Use them straight out of the pack and into your pan! Plus, our meats & seafood contain NO added chemicals, so they are completely safe and always FRESH.
Licious Boneless Red Snapper Cubes can be served as toppings, starters, or meals, and thus they deserve a place in your refrigerator.
Hope you enjoyed this read and found the info helpful. If you love all things fish or are a newbie experimenting, we would love to see your cooking creations. Tag us on your Instagram photos, with #MadeWithLicious. Happy cooking!