Microwave Red Snapper Recipe

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"We fish a lot, so when I tried this recipe at a microwave cooking class, I knew it was a keeper," relates Evelyn Gavin of Cayucos, California. "My husband requests it several times a month."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 red snapper fillet (6 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 161 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Cut fish into serving-size pieces; place in an ungreased shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Drain liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, mustard and dill; drizzle 1/2 cup over the fish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with rice and remaining sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 1100-watt microwave. Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Microwave Red Snapper in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p11

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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