Marinated Red Snapper

"From "Caribbean Carnival", Good Food Magazine, February 1987. Prep time does not include 1-1/2 hours to marinate."
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  • Heat the water, bell peppers, carrots, onions, vinegar, olive oil, ginger, bay leaves, 1 T. salt, and the red pepper flakes in large saucepan over high heat to boiloing. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered until vegetables are crisp-tender, 7-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Brush fish with lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Brown fillets in batches in oil, about 1 minute each side. Transfer to large heatproof dish.
  • Pour hot vegetables over fish and let cool to room temperature, 1-1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves.
  • To serve, spoon some vegetables onto platter, place fish over vegetables, and top with remaining vegetables. Serve at room temperature.

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  1. I love red snapper, so this was a good choice. I like the mix of ingredients, and thought that it brought out the best in the fish. Definetely going to try this again.


I didn't start cooking until my early 20's, even though I come from a family of accomplished and admired home cooks. While I grew up watching my Italian grandmother in the kitchen, I remained uninterested in trying anything on my own. As a young lady, I was known for being particularly ignorant in the kitchen, with no idea how to even make a hot dog! All this changed, however, when I got engaged. I realized it was time to let my inherent talents out of the bag. At the time, the New York Times had a weekly column called The 60-Minute Gourmet by Pierre Franey. Each week, I would follow these recipes diligently, and taught myself to cook that way. From there, I began to read cookbooks and consult with relatives on family recipes. At my ripe old age now, I feel I know enough to put together a very pleasing meal and have become accomplished in my own right. Having an Irish father and an Italian mother, I'm glad I inherited the cooking gene (and the drinking one too!). One thing I have learned is that simpler is always better! I always believe cooking fills a need to nurture and show love. After being widowed fairly young and living alone with my dog and cats, I stopped cooking for awhile, since I really had no one to cook for. I made care packages for my grown son occasionally, and like to cook weekly for my boyfriend, so I feel like I am truly back in the saddle!!
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