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Red Snapper with Orange Sauce Recipe

Red Snapper with Orange Sauce Recipe

“A tangy orange sauce, seasoned with garlic and ginger, really brings out the best in these red snapper fillets,” says Barbara Nowakowski of Mesa, Arizona.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red snapper fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • ORANGE SAUCE:
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. Place the fish in a single layer in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the garlic in butter for 1 minute; pour over fish. Drizzle with orange juice; sprinkle with orange peel. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • 2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown; discard garlic. Stir orange juice and ginger into butter; heat through. Cut fish into serving-size pieces; drizzle with orange sauce and sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition /Facts: 5 ounces cooked fish equals 206 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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