Red Snapper Veracruz Recipe


Living on the Florida gulf coast, there is no lack of seafood. In fact it’s one of my favorite things to eat. Right now it’s red snapper season, so when I was sent the following recipe I just knew I had to share. Really one to enjoy red snapper, I am excited about trying this as soon as my husband brings in a haul.  This would definitely make a perfect Father’s Day meal.

Red Snapper Veracruz

Makes 2 serving


  • 2 (4-6 ounce) fillets red snapper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Tabasco or hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup chicken, fish stock or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup pimento stuffed green olives
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1 avocado, sliced thin
  • Lime wedges


  1. Wash and pat dry fish fillets. Combine lime juice and hot sauce in a shallow bowl. Add fish fillets and marinade 1/2 hour.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and chili powder together in a shallow bowl.
  3. Remove fish from marinade and pat dry with paper towel. Dredge in flour mixture on both sides. Set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a WearEver Cast Lite Fry Pan over medium heat. Cook the fish on both sides until golden brown. Remove from skillet.
  5. Add the salsa, garlic and combine with the broth or water, cumin, oregano and olives. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Gently place the fish in the salsa mixture and spoon some salsa over the fish. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Reserve 1/4 cup of the sauce. Spoon and divide remaining sauce between two shallow soup bowls or serving plates. Place 1/2 cup of rice in center of each plate and top with cooked fish. Spoon reserved sauce over fish and rice and sprinkle cilantro. Serve with avocado slices and lime wedges.

I am thinking asparagus boquets would be a perfect side dish to this Red Snapper Veracruz recipe. If you were going to make this as the main part of your meal what would be some side dishes you would use?

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**Recipe and photos courtesy of WearEver with request to share with my readers**

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    Yum! This looks like the perfect summer dinner.

  2. 2

    we would enjoy this

  3. 3

    Red Snapper is actually my fave fish for sushi. This looks good though.

  4. 4

    I’ve never had Snapper before but it sure does look delicious.

  5. 5

    The pan sounds very versatile. I love anything with cilantro!

  6. 6

    I love fish, but have never made a snapper recipe at home… I’ll definitely give this a try!

  7. 7

    Toni, this looks delicious!

  8. 8

    Looks very delicious!

  9. 9

    looks delicious great recipe

  10. 10

    Yummy! Looks like a great summer dish. I have a few WearEver pans and I love them.

  11. 11

    I’ve never had red snapper before, but I love fish. This looks like a great recipe that I’ll have to try!

  12. 12

    This looks great, I never know how to cook fish.

  13. 13
    Jenn- The Rebel Chick

    This dish looks beautiful and I love that you can see the seasonings yet you can tell it\’s not overpowering. In other words, yum LOL

  14. 14

    Looks so good, would love to try it. I love fish!

  15. 15

    Trader Joe’s actually has their own version of this. Looks yummy!

  16. 16

    This looks delish! I will definitely be trying this for dinner some time.

  17. 17

    This looks great! I wish that someone in my family besides me liked fish.

  18. 18

    Asparagus sounds like a good accompaniment.

  19. 19

    I think even I would like that and I’m weird about fish.

  20. 20

    Oh my gosh this sounds delish and that picture!! yum!!

  21. 21

    I don’t think I’ve ever had red snapper, but I really love fish! This recipe sounds delish.

  22. 22

    This looks really great! I love snapper.

  23. 23

    This sounds delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever cooked anythign like it!

  24. 24

    My husband would love that!

  25. 25

    I don’t like fish, but that looks really good!

  26. 26

    That snapper looks delicious!

  27. 27

    I’m not a big fish-eater but this recipe sounds interesting. I might have to give it a try!

  28. 28

    I’m with you: asparagus all the way!