If you’re looking for some great Snapper Recipes, you’ve come to the right place! Snapper is such a great fish, with it’s mild flavor and firm texture. And it’s so versatile!
We’ve compiled this great collection of recipes, so you never have to think “what to cook with snapper?” again.
From simple light dishes, to chowders and stews, sandwiches and tacos, you’ll find plenty of interesting new ways to prepare your favorite fish.
Cook your way through all these delicious and easy snapper recipes, you’re sure to find a new favorite. Have fun…
1. Mediterranean Fish with Tapenade
Starting off our list of delicious snapper recipes is this Mediterranean snapper with tapenade. While our list is focusing on snapper, this recipe can be actually done with any fish – it’s just a way to cook your fish Mediterranean-style, delicious, and healthy.
2. Bahamian Boiled Fish
If you’re feeling tropical, or you’re looking to eat Bahamian-style, you should try this amazing Bahamian boiled fish! It’s one of the most popular Bahamian foods because of how great it is, and it makes a wonderful comfort food.
3. Psari Plaki
You might have no idea what psari plaki is, and that’s okay, because it’s about to be a new favorite recipe of yours! It’s Greek roasted fish, which means the fish is succulent, flaky, and buttery. It’s also drenched in a delicious sauce and baked with Mediterranean flavors!
4. Fried Snapper
Frying fish is one of the most popular ways to cook it, and that’s for a good reason – it tastes great! These fried red snapper bites are a great way to capture the tasty flavors of fried fish and make a nice appetizer or snack.
5. Blackened Snapper with Peach Salsa
This blackened snapper with peach salsa recipe is absolutely fabulous! It can be made in under ten minutes, and it tastes amazing. The fresh homemade peach salsa combines wonderfully with the blackened red snapper, and it makes a dish that’s sure to impress.
6. Fish Cakes
These fish cakes are padded using potatoes, and they use garlic, chili, green onions, and thyme to make fantastic fish cakes that are totally full of flavor.
7. Snapper Ceviche
Snapper ceviche sounds super fancy, but it’s super delicious, and it isn’t too complex. The fish is marinated in a tasty lime juice, and it makes for a flavorful appetizer. It’s great for a house party, or a football game get-together.
8. Crispy Beer Battered Snapper
This beer battered snapper is a pub classic, perfect for fish and chips. It’s super light and super crispy, and the batter of the fish is delicate and fluffy, thanks to the yeast and carbonation from the beer batter.
9. Blackened Fish Tacos
Everyone loves making great recipes into tacos, it’s a popular trend, and these blackened fish tacos won’t disappoint you! They work well with any kind of white fish, like snapper, grouper, flounder, or cod. That way you can make them with everyone’s favorite fish.
10. Snapper Livornese
Looking for a fish that’s fragrant and flavorful? Look no further than this spectacular snapper livornese. It’s made with olives, capers, and a tasty light tomato sauce. It’s so good, it might impress even the people who don’t like seafood!
11. Caribbean Fish Curry
If you’re looking for a great way to mix up the usual curry recipes, you should make this Caribbean fish curry! It can be made in under thirty minutes, and it uses only one pot! It’s a creamy blend of coconut milk, tomatoes, curry spices, and tender red snapper.
12. Fish Sandwich
Who doesn’t love a good old fish sandwich? It might look unassuming at first, but this fish sandwich is so good, it will knock your socks off! It uses a brioche bun that has a subtle sweetness that complements the fish perfectly, and it’s super yummy.
13. Snapper Veracruz
You might not know what snapper Veracruz is – but all you need to know is that it tastes delicious! It can be made very quick, and it’s a great dinner to serve if you’re wanting something that feels fancy, but isn’t too hard to make.
14. Roasted Chili Garlic Snapper
Roasting a fish is another great way to cook it, and this roasted chili garlic snapper is a healthy and versatile meal that’s buttery, slightly fatty, and an easy roast. It also uses sauces to add a punch of flavor, like chili-garlic sauce, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
15. Caribbean Fish Soup
If you’re looking for a winter warmer, then you need to try this Caribbean fish soup. It’s a broth based soup that’s made using hearty vegetables, potatoes, and a variety of seafood.
16. Mediterranean Style Whole Roasted Snapper
Another awesome Mediterranean-style dish on this list is this Mediterranean style whole roasted snapper. It’s got all the best flavors and ingredients, and it uses garlic, fresh herbs, and a trio of warm spices to make a healthy sheet-pan dinner.
17. Fish Lettuce Wraps
In case you didn’t know it, lettuce wraps are a big thing now! This fish lettuce wrap recipe uses a tasty salsa that’s filled with corn, tomatoes, vidalia onions, avocados, cilantro, and lime juice.
Cioppino is a hearty seafood stew, and it’s magnificent! You can make it with any kind of fish and shellfish you want, and when you combine a fish like snapper with the phenomenal herbs and spices, you’ll get a hearty and tasty meal!
19. Snapper Barbados
If you’re looking for snapper that’s on the healthy side, this snapper Barbados is perfect for you! It combines lime juice, parsley, thyme, shallots, garlic, and spices to make a tropical snapper dish that’s healthy and unbelievably yummy!
20. Thai Fried Snapper
Fried food always goes together with Thai food particularly well, and this Thai fried snapper proves that claim. The red snapper is cooked and cut into pieces, and then battered and deep fried until it’s crispy. It’s served with a spicy and savory lime vinaigrette.
21. Whole Roast Snapper with Chimichurri
This whole roast snapper with chimichurri is absolutely fantastic! The chimichurri sauce is like a pesto with a bunch of fresh greens, garlic, and onions, and it pairs perfectly with the roasted snapper. It’s a great way to utilize delicious herbs.
22. Pan Seared Snapper with Mango Salsa
This pan seared snapper with mango salsa is restaurant-quality, and it’s sure to impress all of your family and friends. It’s a simple dish to make, and you can have it on the table in under twenty minutes, so it’s a great meal to make if you’re in a hurry.
23. Madras Fish Curry
Another spectacular fish curry on our list is this Madras fish curry. It uses the curry flavors of tamarind and green chilies, which both pair great with a nice fresh fish. You can use any fish you desire, but the recipe itself recommends snapper.
24. Caribbean Grilled Snapper with Garlic Aioli
Looking for something Caribbean-style? This Caribbean grilled snapper with garlic aioli is so good, you’ll be craving it every day of the week. The garlic, lime, and habanero peppers create flavors that are packed into the tasty fish.
25. Bermuda Fish Chowder
Fish chowder is another classic fish recipe, so it’s only fitting that we include this Bermuda fish chowder. It’s filled with flavorful ingredients like onions, garlic, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, pepper, agave nectar, and more.
26. Coconut Snapper with Cilantro Lime Butter
Craving some coconut? You might be surprised to find out that coconut pairs great with snapper, but this coconut snapper with cilantro lime butter proves it! The snapper is mild, flaky, white, delicate, and delicious.
27. Cajun Style Snapper
Traditional snapper… Cajun style! The beautiful snapper fillets pair perfectly with the fantastic fruit salsa and lime margarita sauce. The best part is, the ingredients are simple, and you probably already have them laying around, so it’s easy to make!
28. Greek Stuffed Whole Red Snapper
This Greek stuffed whole red snapper is absolutely amazing! The red snapper is stuffed and bursting with Greek flavors, and it’s topped with a simple summer tomato salad. It all comes together to make a light gourmet meal.
29. Pan Seared Snapper with Red Pepper Sauce
If you aren’t already in love with fried fish, this pan seared snapper with red pepper sauce will make you! The recipe is friendly and simple, and if you haven’t had seared snapper before, this is the perfect way to get your feet wet.
Last but not least, we have this moqueca recipe. Moqueca is also known as Brazilian fish stew, and it’s the opposite of boring! It uses a fragrant tomato coconut sauce with a bit of fresh lime, which tastes amazing. It makes a uniquely exotic way to cook fish!
There you have it, thirty delicious and easy snapper recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.
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- 1 lb snapper fillets
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1.5 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers
- 1/2 cup black olives
- 1/4 cup green olives
- 1/4 cup capers
- 1 lemon, half squeezed and half for garnish
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 7-8 sprigs of thyme
- 3-4 sprigs of oregano
- 2 Tbsp flour
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Start by finely chopping olives, capers, roasted red peppers and garlic. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Finely chop fresh herbs.
- Heat all of olive oil, except for 2-3 tablespoons, in a pan over medium heat. Add in cherry tomato halves and garlic and give it a good stir. Cook till the garlic starts getting aromatic, about two minutes. Stir in chopped roasted bell peppers and cook for 1-2 minutes. Mix in the chopped herbs. Give it a mix. Add chopped olives and capers and cook for a couple more minutes. Stir in a splash of lemon juice and drizzle a little bit more olive oil.
- Season snapper with paprika, fresh cracked pepper and salt on both sides. and then dust it lightly with flour on both sides.
- Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add snapper and cook 10 minutes per inch thickness, turning halfway through.
- Plate out the snapper and top it generously with prepared tapenade. Garnish with some more fresh herbs and lemon wedges.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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