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Why Should I Make a Red Snapper Dish?
Fish recipes are often too complicated for me to tackle. What I like about this particular recipe is that it's simple to make and elegant enough to be a lovely entree for a dinner party. The finished result tastes incredible, so make sure to try this out!
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- 4 (8-10 oz) red snapper fillets
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 cup butter
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 4 tbsp grated Parmesan
- 4 tbsp parsley, minced
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat the bottom of your baking dish with cooking spray. I usually use a 9"x13" Pyrex dish if I'm making four servings. If I'm making two servings, I use my 9"x9" Pyrex dish.
- Sprinkle the chopped red bell pepper and onion on the bottom of the baking pan.
- Season the fillets generously with salt and pepper. Lay them on top of the peppers and onions.
- Slice the butter into slivers and completely cover the fish. Add the remaining butter to the bottom of the baking dish.
- Bake the fillets on the middle rack of the oven for about 20 minutes. They will flake easily with a fork when they've finished cooking.
- Make the topping by mixing the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and parsley in a small bowl.
- Turn on the broiler five minutes before the fish is done.
- Sprinkle the fillets with the topping. Make sure to spoon the buttery liquid from the bottom of your baking dish and thoroughly moisten the topping. I like to use an oven mitt to hold my baking pan at an angle to spoon the liquid more easily.
- Broil the fish for about three minutes until the top is a beautiful golden-brown color. Watch it carefully to make sure nothing starts to burn. I usually start checking it after two minutes.
- Place each fillet in the center of your serving plate and scatter the cooked peppers and onions on top. The vegetables will be crisp-tender. If you prefer them to be softer, soften them in a little butter before placing them in the baking pan at the beginning of the baking process.
Questions & Answers
Question: Would olive oil work in this baked Red Snapper recipe instead of butter?
Answer: Olive oil would be wonderful with this recipe!
Susan Aldrich on July 01, 2019:
Buster Bucks (author) from Sonoma County, California on June 11, 2018:
Cajun spices works great with this recipe! I'm glad you enjoyed the red snapper. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Jim Adams on June 11, 2018:
We tried the recipe with fresh red snapper and it was delicious. We added some Cajun Shake to the breadcrumbs to kick it up a notch. Thanks,
Buster Bucks (author) from Sonoma County, California on May 30, 2018:
I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's a keeper around my house -- a dish that comes into rotation throughout the summer.
Thanks for writing!
martha08 on May 30, 2018:
I just made this, after coming upon the recipe (a while back) on an internet search. I must say that it's really delicious! I bought some fresh red snapper at Costco today, used Italian seasoned bread crumbs, and halved the butter, since I have high cholesterol. It was still moist and delicious - and so easy! It's definitely something that I will make again! Thanks for sharing! ;-)
tom from India on March 29, 2016:
wow great stuff out here i appreciate it.
naima on March 31, 2013:
I like your recipes they look good and delicious, I tried cornbread many times it's very good , I am going try the red snapper recipie soon thanks for sharing.
Marla Rose from Aventura, Florida on February 26, 2012:
Your plate of red snapper is making me hungry. It looks delicious. I do agree with you that there are plenty of fish recipes that can be complicated to make. I love red snapper myself. It seems like most people though like Tilapia. Very good recipe and you get my thumbs up!