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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


  • 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
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 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

5 ounce-weight: 206 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4-1/2 lean meat, 1 fat.

Reviews for Red Snapper with Orange Sauce

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 84441
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"I'm just not sure that the orange did much to enhance the flavor of the fish, and I didn't care for the garlic and orange combination, but that's just my opinion."

Spiritwolf User ID: 2880732 76672
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2008

"This looks sooo YUMMMM"

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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.