How to Easily Catch and Cook Vermillion Red Snapper

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Christina Flores

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Vermillion Red Snapper Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Additional Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 vermillion red snapper fillets (about 1 lb total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Steps to Cook:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Pat the vermillion red snapper fillets dry with paper towels and season them evenly with salt and black pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. When the oil is hot, add the seasoned snapper fillets to the skillet, skin-side down. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  5. Flip the fillets and transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the cooked snapper fillets to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  7. In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently, until fragrant.
  8. Carefully pour in the white wine and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  9. Stir in the capers, chopped parsley, and chopped basil. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  10. Serve the vermillion red snapper fillets immediately, drizzled with the garlic-caper sauce. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Cook’s Note:

  • Vermillion red snapper is a delicate and flavorful fish that pairs well with bright, Mediterranean-inspired flavors. The crispy skin and tender, flaky flesh make it a delightful choice for a healthy and satisfying meal.
  • Be sure not to overcook the snapper, as it can become dry and tough. The fish should be cooked until it flakes easily with a fork, but still maintains its moisture and texture.
  • The garlic-caper sauce adds a lovely depth of flavor and acidity to the dish, complementing the richness of the snapper. Feel free to adjust the amounts of herbs, garlic, or capers to suit your personal taste preferences.
  • Serve the vermillion red snapper with roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or a side of steamed rice or quinoa 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!