Lifestyle & Food : Baked red snapper with garlic

September 12, 2016
Contributed Baked red snapper

Jamaicans love a good snapper, maybe because of its versatility or the ease with which it can be prepared. Red snapper is a delicious fish that delivers many different health benefits. This fish can be prepared in a variety of different ways.

Here is an easy recipe that combines the savoury taste of Worcestershire and garlic with a little Cajun kick.

Baked Red Snapper With Garlic


2 Sea Best snapper fillets, 6 to 8 ounces each

4 tablespoons butter

1 medium clove garlic, pressed or minced

3 or 4 drops Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning, or your own favourite seasoning blend, with salt

1/8 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

1 teaspoon snipped fresh or frozen chives, optional

3 to 4 tablespoons plain or seasoned bread crumbs

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional


Preheat oven to 4008. Spray baking dish with butter-flavour spray and place snapper fillets inside. In a skillet, melt butter with garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning blend, pepper, parsley and chives (optional). Cook on low for two minutes to blend flavours. Brush both sides of fish fillets with the butter and herb mixture. Toss bread crumbs in the remaining butter mixture and sprinkle over the fillets. Bake for 12 minutes until fish flakes easily and is no longer translucent. Top with Parmesan cheese before serving (optional).

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