I think if people knew how easy it was to cook a fish whole, more people would do it. It only takes four core ingredients and twenty minutes of your time. Plus, I think whole fish is more moist and the bones add extra flavor while roasting.
But before you do away with fillets forever from your life, make sure you pick a superstar of a fish!
1. Look for bright clear eyes.
2. Smell it. This is going to sound crazy, but if it smells fishy, something fishy is probably going on. It should smell like the sea it was caught in, or nothing at all.
3. Look at the gills. Open it up and make sure that it is bright red and not a dull brick.
Once you've selected your prize of a fish, liberally coat it with coarse salt, pepper, and cooking oil. Next, slide your roasting pan in a preheated 375 degree oven, cook for twenty minutes and you are done! Simple. You can serve with your favorite sauce, lettuce wraps or eat it alone. Healthy, quick and delicious.