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Oven Poached New Zealand Red Snapper

2 New Zealand Red Snapper; (2 1/2 pounds)
4 oz Green zucchini; sliced thin
4 oz Yellow squash; sliced thin
8 Sprigs whole mint
2 c Fish broth
1 c White wine
2 tb Butter
4 tb Extra virgin olive oil
1 oz Lemon juice
4 ts Fresh mint; julienned
Salt and pepper to taste


Fillet New Zealand Red Snappers. Set aside. Place skeleton in a sauce pan, cover with water add a pinch of salt and simmer for 45 minutes. Strain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a baking pan, arrange fillets and season with salt and white pepper. Add zucchini and squash, mint sprigs, fish broth, white wine, butter and extra virgin olive oil. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until cooked. Remove the fillets to an oval serving dish and discard mint sprigs. Reduce broth until it thickens slightly. Add lemon juice and mint to taste. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Yield: 4 servings


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