Red Snapper with Tomato Caper Sauce

    45 mins

    Onions, garlic, white wine, tomatoes and capers make a delicious Mediterranean-inspired sauce for fish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 tablespoon dried crushed chillies
    • 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped
    • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 4 fillets snapper or similar fish

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion, garlic, chillies and capers and cook gently over medium heat until onion is soft.
    2. Add the tomatoes and wine. Reduce heat to low and simmer, breaking up the tomatoes with a spoon as the sauce cooks.
    3. Once sauce begins to thicken add the fish fillets and push them down into the pan. Cover and cook over low heat until the fish flakes with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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    My husband and I really loved this dish. Most of all it wasn't just another boring fish recipe. We like food with a little "zing" and this definitely filled the bill. You can't ruin this recipe if you follow it as written. Just make sure you use a pan that's not too large so all the juices and sauce stay close to the fish while cooking.  -  14 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is awesome. I make it all the time. One addition... I melt feta cheese into the sauce and then serve the dish over steamed brown rice. YUM!  -  01 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We are always trying to find a new and delicious way to eat more fish. This recipe is delicious. I thought it would be to spicy for my family but they said it was perfect. I could not find red snapper so substituted tilapia. I made not other changes other than that.  -  14 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)