Red Snapper w/ Tomato Lemon Sauce

My husband and I purchased some Fresh Red Snapper caught right off our beaches from a new fish market we found, I couldn’t make up my mind what to do with it, so literally threw this together. It was way more delish than I even anticipated! Mouth watering! Its really a simple application and recipe and it allows the fish to shine.

What you need:

  • 2 Large Red Snapper Filets (A little over a pound)
  • S&P To taste
  • Dried Thyme
  • Lemon
  • Diced Beef Steak Tomato
  • Small Diced Yellow Bell Pepper (I used Red, but next time would use yellow for color contrast)
  • 4-5 Cloves of fresh Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Celery Tops

What to do:

  1. Coat the bottom of a Heavy Oven Safe Skillet or Pan with Olive Oil
  2. Turn the heat to Med. High to High
  3. Season both sides of the fish with Kosher Salt, Pepper, and Dried Thyme (Not too heavy on the thyme)
  4. Once the oil is hot put the fish in the pan and sear both sides (Approx. 1 min each side)
  5. Remove the fish from the pan carefully, and lower heat to med/low
  6. Add the Bell-pepper to the pan and sauté for about a minute
  7. Add the Garlic until it starts to brown
  8. Add the tomatoes, the butter and A little salt and pepper
  9. Stir until butter melts
  10. Add the Fish on top of your mixture, place celery tops on top of your fish
  11. Squeeze half of the lemon over the fish, cover and place in the oven on 350 degrees for approx. 15-20 min. (garnish with the other half of lemon sliced)

Theres so much more you can do with the recipe, more veggies you could add, like diced celery, diced carrots etc. This is a base for even more amazing things for your taste buds!

 Ready for the Oven!                                                     Finished! 

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