Red Snapper and Nopalitos in Cilantro Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Cynna

Mexican dish featuring nopalitos(cactus) and red snapper. Posted for Zaar World Tour II '06

Top Review by liquidfire

I made this with some other kind of fish that was on sale, and I thought it would turn out well, but the nopalitos (fresh) and the fish kept draining water that I kept pouring off. The cilantro sauce also did not seem to go well with the dish. It was edible, but not fantastic. If you try this recipe, I would find some way to reduce the water, like drying the fish or pan frying it. Also, add some more spice to it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and drain the nopalitos.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the nopalitos with the cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Place snapper filets in a 9x13-inch baking dish and top with the nopalitos mixture.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until the filets are cooked through.

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