Lane snapper varies in color from rosy-red to light olivaceous. There are horizontal yellow stripes on the side and a large distinguishing maroon or dark eye-sized spot lies on both sides just below the dorsal (top) fin. Be careful when handling whole fish, as Lanes are notorious for having prickly dorsal fins and razor sharp gill plates.
Origin: Wild; Florida, Caribbean
Texture and Flavor: White, semi-firm, lean, moist, mildly sweet
Cooking Methods: Steam, bake, grill, deep fry, pan fry, saute, blacken
Substitutes: Redfish, Black Drum, Grouper