I arrived at Farmer’s Market Saturday just in time to snatch up the very last piece of fresh Red Snapper from the fish vendor. It pays to go a little early! Caught the day before, this was as fresh as you can get without going out and catching it yourself. Absolutely beautiful. I always like red snapper because it’s so mild, and easy to cook. A simple sprinkle of a few ingredients and a short stay under my broiler yielded a delicious dinner in about 10 minutes. Perfect for a sunny spring day.
Since I also scored some fresh goat cheese at the goat farmer’s booth, I paired Mr. Snapper with Pasta with Spinach and Goat Cheese. It was a match made in heaven.
Broiled Red Snapper
1-2 Red Snapper filets
Salt & pepper
Lemon juice & wedges
Preheat your broiler. Lay out the fish on a cookie sheet. Top with a sprinkle of breadcrumbs, parmesan, some zest from the lemon, and salt & pepper. I didn’t measure these ingredients, just did a light sprinkle to cover the surface of the fish. Drizzle with a little olive oil and squeeze a wedge or two of lemon on top. Place under the broiler for about 8-10 minutes until brown on top. When you stick a fork in the middle the fish should separate easily when done.