Red Snapper with Tomato Caper Sauce

    45 min

    Onions, garlic, white wine, red pepper, tomatoes and capers make a delicious Mediterranean-inspired sauce for fish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves crushed garlic
    • 1/2 tablespoon dried crushed chillies
    • 1 tablespoon capers, minced
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) white wine
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 4 fillets red snapper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil. Add onion, garlic, chillies and capers. Sauté over medium heat until onion is soft.
    2. Add the tomatoes and the wine. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Break up the tomatoes with a spoon as the sauce cooks.
    3. Once sauce begins to thicken add the snapper fillets and push them down into the pan. Cover and cook over low heat until the fish flakes with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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    Used different ingredients. This recipe is brilliant. I make it all the time. One addition... I melt feta cheese into the sauce and then serve the dish over steamed brown rice. YUM!  -  21 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. We are always trying to find a new and delicious way to eat more fish. This recipe is delicious. I thought it would be too spicy for my family but they said it was perfect. I could not find red snapper so substituted tilapia. I made no other changes other than that.  -  21 Jul 2008


    My husband and I really loved this dish. Most of all it wasn't just another boring fish recipe. We like food with a little spice and this definitely filled the bill. You can't ruin this recipe if you follow it as written.  -  21 Jul 2008