I figured it was finally time to be a grown up in the kitchen and attempt to create my very 1st whole fish dish. "Coconut Ginger Red Snapper with Bok Choy"
The sides: Bok Choy and White Rice
First, you must heat your Coconut Milk in the skillet for about 8-10min. Mince your Onions, Garlic, and Ginger. Add to the Coconut Milk. Let cook for another 1-2min.
(Tip: save a tspn of your already chopped minced garlic, you'll need it for your bok choy later)
Second, start your rice, so it's ready when you're ready! If you don't have the convenience of a rice cooker, it's just a ratio of 1:1 (1 part rice to 1 part liquid). Here is also when you want to prep your veggies, just rough chop the tomatoes, green peppers, and bok choy.
Third, stuff the tomatoes into the opening of the fish (which should've been cleaned out by the gentlemen/women behind the counter. Also, if you ask nice, they will scale the fish as well). Season it with S&P on both sides, then throw it in the Coconut Milk mixture. Depening on the size of the fish, let cook for 20-30min.
As you wait, heat some Olive Oil in a pan, and throw in your Bok Choy. It's going to look like a lot of greens, but I promise it will cook down (like spinach or kale). As it begins to cook down, add the minced Garlic.
Final thoughts: To create a dish you never thought you could accomplish, may be one of the best meals you will consume in your life.