How to Easily Understand the Vermilion Snapper

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Christina Flores

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Healthy Food Recipes: Vermilion Snapper

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 (6-ounce) vermilion snapper fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Vegetable Medley:

  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper (any color)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Cook:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Rub the seasoning mixture evenly over the vermilion snapper fillets.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned vermilion snapper fillets and sear for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the fish is lightly browned.

  4. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake the vermilion snapper for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through.

  5. While the vermilion snapper is baking, prepare the vegetable medley. In a separate skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced zucchini, bell pepper, and onion. Sauté the vegetables for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are tender and lightly caramelized.

  6. Season the vegetable medley with dried basil, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine.

  7. Remove the vermilion snapper from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes.

  8. Serve the baked vermilion snapper fillets with the sautéed vegetable medley and lemon wedges on the side.

Cook’s Note:

  • Vermilion snapper is a lean, mild-flavored fish that is high in protein and low in calories. It is a great choice for a healthy, balanced meal.
  • You can substitute other types of white fish, such as tilapia or cod, if vermilion snapper is not available.
  • For a more vibrant color and additional flavor, you can add a teaspoon of paprika or smoked paprika to the vegetable medley.
  • Serve the vermilion snapper and vegetable medley with a side of quinoa, brown rice, or a fresh salad for a complete and nutritious meal.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!