Mediterranean Red Snapper


Recipe: Mediterranean Red Snapper

Summary: This is great for a gourmet taste on a tight schedule.


  • 2 red snapper fillets, (about 6 oz. each),
  • 1 Tbsp. butter,
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil,
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped onion,
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped,
  • 1 Tbsp. pickled capers,
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives,
  • 3/4 cup chicken base,
  • 1 tsp. chopped parsley,
  • the juice of 1/4 lemon,
  • 1 oz. dry white wine,
  • 10 cherry tomatoes cut to half,
  • little all-purpose flour.


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet and saute the onion, garlic, capers and olives for 2-3 minutes. Dredge the red snapper fillets in the flour and add them to the skillet.
  2. Sear the fish on both sides, approximately 1 minute per side, and deglaze with the white wine.
  3. Add the chicken base and lemon juice, and place the skillet with the red snapper fillets in a preheated oven at 400 F. for about 8 minutes. (Make sure the handle is oven-proof).
  4. Take the skillet out of the oven and put it on the stove. Turn on the heat and add the cream and fresh parsley.
  5. Reduce the sauce for 1-2 minutes and add the halved cherry tomatoes. Heat them through and serve the Mediterranean red snapper with potatoes and vegetables.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

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