Healthy Red Snapper Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On May 7, 2017

This baked red snapper recipe uses fillets originating from North America.

How to Prepare Your Roasted Red Snapper Recipe

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20min

Serves: 5 People

Cost: Medium

Roasted Red Snapper Recipe Overview

The red snapper is a lean whit fish low in calories and high in protein native to the western Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, where it inhabits environments associated with reefs. It is made up of lean, white meat high protein and low in calories and it’s a mild, slightly sweet fish with a subtle nutty taste. Red snapper fish recipes frequently bbq the entire fish, but in this baked red snapper recipe we will be roasting deboned red snapper fillets for an easy red snapper recipe you will enjoy. This is great for baked red snapper recipe idea, but it can also be a great baked red snapper recipe idea for any diet plan paired with the appropriate side dish.

This baked red snapper recipe is versatile and can be used for different diets including paleo, keto, weight loss, and many more. Alternatively, enjoyed with friends or family for a meal you will remember.

Kitchen Tools For This Easy Red Snapper Recipe

  • Baking Sheet Pan

  • Sauce Bowl

  • Brush

  • 1/2 cup Measuring Cup

  • 1/4 cup Measuirng Cup

  • Clean Container

  • Parchment paper

Ingredients for This Baked Red Snapper Recipe


  • 1/2 Cup of olive oil

  • 1/2 Cup of lemon

  • 1/2 Cup red snapper season mix


  • 12-16 Pieces per tray of red snapper fillets

Cooking Directions for this Easy Red Snapper Recipe:

  1. Take a bowl/container and add ingredients (A). Mix it well to ensure an even mix.

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    Mixing Ingredients Listed Above to Create our easy red snapper Recipe Sauce.

  3. Take a baking sheet pan with parchment paper and then lace it with ingredient (A) mix using the brush.

  4. roasted red snapper Recipe Sauce

    Mixing Ingredients Listed Above to Create our red snapper Recipe Sauce.

  5. Add ingredient A mix on top of the B (red snapper) using the brush and make sure you cover all surface area. Lace the tray nicely to make sure your healthy and protein rich red snapper stays moist during the baking process.

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    Lace the red snapper fillet using a food brush.

  7. Pre-heat your convection oven to 350 degrees farenheit.

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    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit.

  9. Once the oven is ready, place the pan inside the oven.

  10. Set timer to 20 minutes.

  11. When the timer rings temp the fish to ensure 145 degree internal temperature. Remove the sheet pan from your convection oven and place it on the cooling rack or table. For best taste let the food sit for a few minutes and allow the red snapper to keep cooking gently while cooling down.

Roasted red snapper Recipe Ideas For Sides and Serving Suggestions

As a weight loss red snapper recipe a leafy green salad or low carb side is recommended – avoid the rich salad dressing and opt for a simple, low calorie seasoning like salt and pepper with a bit of olive oil. For a keto red snapper recipe add an avocado for a healthy fat source.
If you would like a classic idea you can combine this baked red snapper recipe with a easy vegan spaghetti recipe with tomato sauce, or a healthy baked potato recipe to create a healthy alternative to the traditional fish and chips, that are often served breaded and deep fried. For a casual meal just mix and match with different sides for a healthy and mouthwatering recipe you will always enjoy dining on.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.