Baked Snapper

    1 hour

    Snapper in a simple, delicious, almost creamy tomato style sauce! Simple and superb! For a thicker sauce, drain the stewed tomatoes, or cut back on the amount.

    22 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 cup chopped celery
    • 3 (400g) tins stewed tomatoes
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 2 kg red snapper fillets

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Mix together the olive oil and flour in a saucepan over medium heat to make a roux. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 15 minutes or until dark. This may take longer.
    2. Add the onion, garlic and celery to the roux, and cook until softened. Stir in stewed tomatoes and season with salt, pepper, thyme, basil, oregano and bay leaf. Mix until well blended and heated through. Lay fish fillets in the bottom of a baking dish large enough to hold them in a single layer. Pour the sauce over the fish.
    3. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily pierced with a fork. While cooking, baste occasionally with the sauce. Remove bay leaf and serve.

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    I'm giving this a 5 for it's simplicity and taste. This just takes a minute to whip up and tastes great over a bed of rice. As always there's a few folks here who reviewed the recipe and changed things up, I don't recomend that with this recipe. We found it to be just a fine stand alone recipe. Top drawer 'ol boy, top drawer.  -  30 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I'm cajun, so I loved it. My fiance's parent's are Colombian and Panamanian and they loved it also. Gonna try with catfish next time. I would use less fish though, I used two pounds of filet meat and it was way more than enough for a 9x13 dish, too much really.  -  05 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a really flavorful, easy, and versatile recipe that my family loved. I didn't have any stewed tomatoes so I used salsa instead. It added a nice zing. I changed the portions to 3 to fit the 1 lb. of fish I had but I did double the sauce ingredients. I'll try this again and am planning on adapting it to a one dish meal with rice.  -  29 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)