Baked Red Snapper with Prawns

    45 minutes

    Red Snapper is placed into a baking dish then covered with prawns before finally being coated in a white sauce and parmesan cheese. Once baked serve with fresh bread.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 1kg red snapper fillets
    • 500g cooked medium prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C.
    2. In a small saucepan melt butter over medium low heat. Whisk in flour and salt to make a paste. Gradually whisk in milk. Stirring constantly cook until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
    3. Select a baking dish large enough to accommodate all the fillets in one layer. Coat with cooking spray. Arrange fish in the dish and cover with prawns.
    4. Pour white sauce over prawns. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
    5. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes.

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    This was absolutely delicious, easy to make & better than any fish I have had in restaurants. First of all I couldn't get snapper so I used Kingclip fillets which I had never had before, very fishy smelling but not fishy in taste. Fillets were pretty thick so had to add a little more cooking time. I did as some others suggested and added a few seasonings. I added a little sliced onion, garlic salt, salt &cracked pepper, bay seasoning & 4 Tbls. sherry. I used a half pound of med. cooked shrimp & removed the shell on the tails before I put on fish. Really thought they would be tough as they were already cooked with the cooking in the oven besides but they were just find, not at all tough or dry. This dish is definately a keeper, also can easily be prepared a little ahead of time if having company, get your other sides in order & ready to cook, sit back & enjoy your company with a little drink & just pop it in the oven when ready to cook. I am not a big fish lover but this was excellent & certainly deserves a 5 Star in my opinion.  -  14 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Let me tell you what I did...I added crab meat to the shrimp for the topping on the fish. It was GREAT! I also added Old Bay seasoning and Lawry's Season Salt to the sauce. I loved it and so did my boyfriend...he got up for the leftovers later that night.  -  03 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a perfect meal for a summer night. I made this using red snapper and served it with Basmati Rice and Crispy Cucumber and Tomato salad.  -  14 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)