Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a famous dish from the Gulf of Mexico. It's easy and flavourful; smothered in a bold sauce of tomatoes, olives, capers & chile peppers. Serve with crusty bread, green salad and a a crisp, cold, dry white wine. Found this years ago in magazine. **you can make with any white fish fillet Update June15/07 - I just made this again and I think I like it better using just a wee bit more wine. Little more than 1/3 of a cup but not as much as a 1/2 cup seemed to pull the flavours out better and made for a nicer sauce.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs red snapper fillets, skinless
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 large onion, cut in half & sliced into fine wedges
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup pimento stuffed olive, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded & chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- Thaw fish if frozen. Cut into 6 serving size portions. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper.
- For sauce, cook onion and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet until onion is tender. Stir in tomato, olives, wine, capers, jalapeño peppers and bay leaf.
- Bring to a boil. Add fillets to skillet; return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Use a slotted spoon to carefully transfer the fish from skillet to a serving platter. Cover and keep warm.
- Boil sauce in skillet for 5 to 6 minutes or until reduced to about 2 cups, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf.
- Spoon sauce over fish.
Delicious, healthy, easy to make. I added a sprinkle of chopped fresh cilantro at the end. Served it with rice and black beans, and a few slices of avocado. Couldn't find any snapper at the market, but they had some nice, fresh orange roughy, so that's what I used.
Loved this version! It was a beautiful dish and absolutely delicious, not to mention healthy! I used cod and added some red and yellow pepper strips, sprinkled with chopped oregano. Thank you for posting!
oh gosh this was really good! as soon as I saw this I new I would love it as it has all of my favorite ingredients (olives, capers and jalapeno peppers!) I did a few amount adjustments and used 1 tablespoon each butter and oil I did not measure exactly so I might have used a little more, also added in a pinch of cayenne pepper for even more heat, I use that in just about everything! thank you for another great recipe Deb, I served it with coleslaw and crusty bread for a wonderful dinner DH and myself totally enjoyed!