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    South American Style Red Snapper

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    threeovens's Note:

    An easy pan-braised fish dish with traditional Latin American flavors. This is how snapper is served in Colombian restaurants. Serve with boiled potato, boil yuca, rice and beans.

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    Serves: 2



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    1. 1
      If using whole snapper (cleaned) cut about 4 slits through skin on each side.
    2. 2
      Season, inside and out with salt and lemon juice; cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large skillet (large enough to fit the fish) over medium heat and sauté onion, pepper, and garlic until softened, about 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add chicken broth to skillet and stir.
    5. 5
      Remove fish from refrigerator and rinse thoroughly under cold water and pat dry.
    6. 6
      Nestle the fish in the skillet and cover.
    7. 7
      Let cook 15 minutes, then carefully turn and cook an additional 10 - 15 minutes.
    8. 8
      Transfer to serving platter, spoon veggies on top, pour sauce all around, and sprinkle with oregano and cilantro; enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 05, 2011


      HA, this is too easy, with delightful results, even though I omitted the coriander due to not hving any on hand!

      Made for ZWT Mischief Makers!

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    • on June 02, 2011


      We really enjoyed this! The fish was wonderful cooked in the broth and the veggies were excellent as well. I used very little cilantro but loved the oregano on top. I will most certainly make this again! Served aside asparagus for a great dinner. Made for the ZWT for team Emerald City Shakers.

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    • on September 11, 2009


      not bad. will make next time with less cilantro. was overpowering for this dish. I also added some shallots and fresh lime juice to help give some dimension to the dish.

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    Nutritional Facts for South American Style Red Snapper

    Serving Size: 1 (917 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 676.3
    Calories from Fat 192
    Total Fat 21.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 168.2 mg
    Sodium 4532.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 6.8 g
    Protein 100.3 g

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