Baked Red Snapper

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 305.2
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 79.9 mg
  • Sodium: 101.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 45.8 g

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Red snapper has a firm texture and nutty flavor, and absorbs seasonings well. Baking is a healthy way to prepare it. Red snapper has a firm texture and nutty flavor, and absorbs seasonings well. Baking is a healthy way to prepare it.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 and 1/2 lbs. Red Snapper (about 6 small fillets)
    1 cup Onions, chopped
    1 cup Mushrooms, sliced
    2 Tbsp Olive Oil
    1 clove Garlic, chopped or crushed
    4 leaves Basil, rolled up and thinly sliced
    2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
    1/4 cup Lemon juice


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a frying pan heat up 1 Tbsp of the olive oil and saute the onions, mushrooms, garlic and basil over medium heat until the onions brown slightly.
Meanwhile, rinse, dry and place the fillets in a shallow baking dish.
In a bowl mix the other 1 Tbsp of olive oil, the lemon juice and the balsamic vinegar together and then pour evenly over the fillets.
Distribute the onion/mushroom mixture evenly over the tops of the fish and put dish in the oven.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fish is opaque and flaky all the way through.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MCILPUF.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    To get the best of the fresh basil I added it just after the vegie mix.cooked. The heat of the cooking will infuse the dish with the basil and get the best results.jFresh herbs should always be put in last of any dish,dry should be put in first to release their oils and flavor....Chef Jim - 4/9/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome ! this recipe was so simple, healthy and delicious. My husband absolutely loved it. - 4/3/09

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    This was good but finding snapper in Minnesota is difficult at best. - 9/22/16

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    Very Good
    This was very good and easy to make. Even our 3 yr old ate it up. - 1/15/14

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    I think I would reduce the onions and increase the mushrooms - a little watery but good flavor. - 2/20/11