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Asian Snapper with Capers Recipe

Asian Snapper with Capers Recipe

This is a simple sauteed snapper with lots of flavor that takes very little time and effort to prepare. Asian flavors really makes this dish exciting.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 red snapper fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Mongolian Fire oil or sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork; remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Stir the jelly, ketchup, capers, lemon juice, soy sauce and ginger into the skillet. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened; serve with red snapper. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 2 tablespoons sauce: 275 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.