Baked Red Snapper Florida Style Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Red snapper7 Pound (1 whole)
 Onion1 Medium, minced
 Green pepper1 , minced
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Bacon fat1 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)
 Soft stale bread crumbs2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Chopped fresh dill/Dill seed To Taste
 Bacon slices6
 Red wine1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 All purpose flour3 Tablespoon
 Tomato paste1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 700 Calories from Fat 58

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.6%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 305.6 mg

Sodium 668.8 mg27.9%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g7.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.8%

Sugars 5.2 g

Protein 111 g221.7%

Vitamin A 14.5% Vitamin C 50.8%

Calcium 27.1% Iron 21.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2) Clean the red snapper and split open with the head portion intact.

3) In a skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic in 3 tablespoons bacon fat for 5 minutes.
4) Stir in the bread crumbs and chopped fresh dill to taste.
5) Stir in the beaten eggs, mix thoroughly.
6) Stuff the red snapper with the onion mixture and secure with toothpicks.
7) In a greased shallow baking pan, place the stuffed fish, cover with the bacon slices and pour in 1 cup red wine.
8) Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
9) Transfer the fish to a hot platter and keep aside.

10) In the skillet drippings, blend in the flour, stir in rest of the wine and tomato paste.
11) Stir constantly and cook, until smooth and thickened.
12) Season with the salt, pepper and parsley to taste.

13) Spoon over the sauce and serve the Baked Red Snapper Florida Style immediately.