Gulf Coast Red Snapper


Fish marinated in a garlic, lemon sauce topped with tomatoes. Don't bother measuring; you can eyeball this one. Wonderful!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
8 4-ounce servings


  • cooking spray

  • 5 tablespoons bacon grease

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 pounds red snapper fillets

  • 2 cups stewed tomatoes

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
2g Fat
9g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 286mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 671mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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