Oven Roasted Red Snapper

Oven Roasted Red Snapper

You will need:

2 whole red snappers 1lb each
1 tbls olive oil
1- 2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly crushed black peppercorns
1 large garlic cloves minced
1 small onion quartered
6 sprigs of cilantro with lower stems removed and discarded + 1 tbls of chopped cilantro leaves for garnish
1 of each small red, yellow, and orange bell pepper sliced thinly ย  Tip: to be cost effective I grabbed a bag of mini sweet bell peppers that were assorted in the bag already.
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
a few lemon slices (for garnish)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F . Take the 2 whole cleaned fish and place in 14 x 11 baking pan. Make 3 vertical slices on each fish and rub each with the olive oil. Sprinkle the fish with the sea salt and crushed black peppercorns.
Stuff each fish with 3 cilantro sprigs,a few onions quarters, and sliced peppers.Stuff the slits of the fish with the garlic and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from stove and drizzle with lemon juice and bake an additional 20 minutes or until the fish is no longer translucent. Garnish with cilantro leaves, lemon slices and additional bell peppers (optional) and serve. Bon Appetit!

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Posted on November 25, 2011, in Seafood. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Hi Just, I just printed out the recipe for the red snapper, umm umm umm, I cant wait to fix it.
    I’ll hit you up when it’s done.


  2. Excellent presentation! I’ve seen some awful whole-fish dishes that folks present as if they looked like yours…NOT! It really doesn’t take much except patience and a little creativity to make a dish look halfway decent, but you are correct that too many “cooks” trick themselves into thinking they cannot a presentation like this Snapper. Then again, even though it is a simple look, this is one that really does take some skill. I can tell how delishus it is…very fresh fish, eye nice and white/opaque, skin lightly charred but firm and well cooked…nyce!


  3. Jos gandos


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