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Snapper Vera Cruz

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Any tender white fish will work in this recipe. Thicker fillets of fish will take a few minutes more of cooking time.


  • 1 1/2 lbs red snapper, fillets
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbs capers, (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1 medium bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Lemon slices to garnish


  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet.
  • Dip snapper pieces in flour. Place snapper pieces in skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Add onions to pan. Cook for 2 minutes, shaking pan to prevent sticking. Add tomatoes, capers, olives and bell pepper strips to fish, gently stirring while cooking.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes more. Add wine and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Season with pepper and a pinch of salt, if desired. (Capers can be very salty, so take care not to oversalt).
  • Garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 375
  Calories from Fat 101 (27%)
(18%)Total Fat 11g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(21%)Cholesterol 63mg
(16%)Sodium 396mg
(26%)Potassium 919mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(75%)Protein 38g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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