Snapper with Spicy Tomato, Citrus and Herb Sauce


Snapper with Spicy Tomato, Citrus and Herb Sauce

This delicious Snapper recipe is bursting with vibrant flavours from fresh tomatoes, zesty citrus, and aromatic herbs. It’s a perfect choice for a quick, flavourful dinner that’s sure to impress. Easy to make and packed with goodness, this dish brings the best of Kiwi cuisine to your table.

Prep Time:

15 mins

Cook Time:

25 mins




1. Season the Snapper: Pat the snapper fillets dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2. Prepare the Sauce: In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped red onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until it starts to soften. Add the minced garlic and chopped red chilli, cooking for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Cook the Tomatoes: Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to break down.

4. Add Citrus and Capers: Stir in the orange juice, lime juice, and tomato paste. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Add the capers, parsley, and coriander, stirring to combine.

5. Cook the Snapper: In a separate large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the snapper fillets and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

6. Serve: Place the cooked snapper fillets on a serving platter and spoon the spicy tomato, citrus, and herb sauce over the top. Garnish with lemon wedges and extra fresh herbs if desired.

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