Egyptian Red Snapper in Red Pepper Mint Sauce

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 18 mins

This recipe is posted for the Zaar World Tour 2005. This sounds like something I would love!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in olive oil until golden.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except fish) and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Pour sauce over snapper fillets and bake, covered, in a 350°F oven for 18 minutes.
  4. Serve over couscous.


Most Helpful

This is a quick, easy and delicately flavoured dish that presents beautifully so would be ideal to serve at a dinner party. I made it for two cutting back on the onion, thyme and lemon juice, used one large clove of garlic, 1 roasted red pepper (purchased from the deli) along with extra cayenne and mint leaves. There wasn't any sauce as such, more of a topping. Not being sure the topping would completely cover the fish, I added a little more oil and some water during step 2. I baked the fish for twenty minutes, and added some freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt to the finished dish. The fish was perfectly moist and tender. The reason I'm rating it a 4 and not a 5 is solely due to our personal preference for more robust flavours. Thanks for a delicious recipe I look forward to making again!

Soobeeoz August 14, 2010

I thought that this was a nice, easy to prepare snapper recipe. I didnt serve it over the couscous---just with a side of cauliflower. It made for a nice dinner--thanks!

Dr. Jenny August 06, 2009

This was another wonderful dish served last night at our Egyptian themed dinner party. It was easy to make and very festive in appearance. Thank you so much for posting !!!

ALISSA ROCKS September 30, 2007

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