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    The 30 BEST Snapper Recipes

    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…

    The 30 BEST Snapper Recipes.

    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    4. Moqueca

    Now, this one is special… Moqueca is a marvelously tasty Brazilian seafood stew, with a decadent coconut milk base.

    Simple ingredients like tomatoes, peppers and pantry staple seasonings, along with a squeeze of lime at the end, all come together to create magic.

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    5. Baja Fish Tacos

    These Baja Fish Tacos are one of our new favorite handheld meals. Soft tortillas packed full of beer battered fish, pico de gallo, avocado and chipotle mayo. Serious YUM!

    They’re a fun weekend meal, or a great dish to serve to guests. And you can have your taco bar on the table in about 20 minutes.

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    6. Fish en Papillote

    This Fish en Papillote recipe may sound fancy, but it may be the easiest dinner ever!

    Loaded with fresh veggies and herbs, this Mediterranean inspired fish recipe may be the perfect light summertime meal.

    It’s a great make ahead dish, and can easily be customized. Best of all, there’s hardly any cleanup. Sounds like a winner to us!

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    7. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ honest-food

    8. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ katiescucina

    9. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    10. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ stpetersburgfoodies

    11. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    12. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ italianchef

    13. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ avocadopesto

    14. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ cravingtasty

    15. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ thedefineddish

    16. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ thelemonbowl

    17. 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.

    Get the @ themediterraneandish

    18. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ mydeliciousblog

    19. Cioppino

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ greateightfriends

    20. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ thewanderlustkitchen

    21. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingwithcocktailrings

    22. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ proportionalplate

    23. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ gritsandpinecones

    24. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ thehappyfoodie

    25. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ garlicandzest

    26. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ meikoandthedish

    27. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ mydeliciousblog

    28. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ askchefdennis

    29. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ runningtothekitchen

    30. Pan Seared Snapper with Spicy Tomato and Herb Sauce

    If you aren’t already in love with fried fish, this pan seared snapper with spicy tomato and herb 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 started on with this recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ inspiredtaste

    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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    The 30 BEST Snapper Recipes

    This collection of easy Snapper Recipes will give you plenty of new ways to cook your favorite mild, flaky fish. We especially love this Mediterranean snapper with tapenade


    • 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



    1. Start by finely chopping olives, capers, roasted red peppers and garlic. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Finely chop fresh herbs.
    2. 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.


    1. Season snapper with paprika, fresh cracked pepper and salt on both sides. and then dust it lightly with flour on both sides.
    2. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add snapper and cook 10 minutes per inch thickness, turning halfway through.
    3. Plate out the snapper and top it generously with prepared tapenade. Garnish with some more fresh herbs and lemon wedges.


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