This is such a quick, easy and tasty way to prepare fish filets. You can use this method on most any type of fish! Think bass, flounder, grouper, trout, salmon, barramundi, bluefish, bream, cod and my favorite, red snapper. This is a no recipe needed type of recipe. When shopping for fish, you want the freshest, most local fish you can find. I try to hold out for Wild, Line Caught fish.
This picture here is Red Snapper. I had Red Snapper for the first time (at least knowingly) at an all-inclusive Beaches resort in the Bahamas with my girlfriends in 2001ish. I can’t even remember how it was prepared, but I remember eating it every day and being so sad that I was leaving the Bahamas for no other reason than missing my Red Snapper.
Snapper is a lean source of protein and also boasts some healthy fat, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and glycine. Search the fish you choose to cook and it’s nutrient content so you know what you are fueling your body with!
8oz filet of fish (or whatever size you have, assume 3-4 oz per person)
Olive Oil (or your preferred oil)
Seasoning of your choice: Salt, pepper, garlic, herbs..
1. Preheat the oven to 450*. Line a pan with foil and lay the fish skin down. The beauty of this is that you can do one filet or fill a sheet pan!
2. Brush the fish with a little oil, then season as desired. I mix it up depending on what I am serving it with, but a very simple and delicious combination is salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs de Provence.
3. Bake until cooked through. For an 8oz portion that will take about 20 minutes, but keep an eye on it.
4. Squeeze a little lemon on before serving or serve with a slice of lemon.
This is such a fresh, light and delicious way to prepare fish and it happens to be incredibly easy and quick! Even the kids love it! Tell me, what is your go-to fish?
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!