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Gulf Coast Red Snapper


"Fish marinated in a garlic, lemon sauce topped with tomatoes. Don't bother measuring; you can eyeball this one. Wonderful!"
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1 h 55 m servings 228 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 4-ounce servings)

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  1. Combine bacon fat, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and thyme together in a bowl. Spread a small amount of the bacon fat mixture in bottom of baking dish. Lay snapper fillets into baking dish; cover with remaining bacon fat mixture. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish; add tomatoes, onions, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 40 to 60 minutes. Garnish with parsley.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use up to 3 pounds red snapper for this recipe, if desired.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 228 calories; 10.4 g fat; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 24.5 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 300 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Huge hit with my family! Didn't bother to marinate--just threw it in the oven and baked it. Put it under the broiler for the final 4-5 minutes. Yum!

This was delicious. I followed the recipe except I used 'fire roasted' diced tomatoes, which added a lot of flavor. I also sprinkled a little feta cheese the last 10 minutes of baking, mostly ...