Baked Snapper With Tomatoes & Olives

Baked Snapper With Tomatoes & Olives

Course Entree
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword fish, snapper
Servings 8 servings
Calories 290kcal


  • Oven


  • 6 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 32 oz snapper raw, mixed species
  • 1 tsp fennel seed lightly toasted and ground
  • 6 oz olives approximately 1 cup Nicoise
  • ¼ cup white wine dry
  • 1 ¾ lb tomato seeded and diced 3/8"
  • ½ cup basil lightly packed, torn flesh



  • Preheat oven to 400° F
  • Put 3 tbsp of olive oil in each of 2 baking dishes (large enough to hold 4 pieces of fish with gap) and place in oven to heat the oil (not so long that it reaches the smoking point).
  • With a sharp utility or boning knife, make a few shallow slices through the skin of each snapper (helps keep them from curling in the hot oil). Season each piece on both sides with salt, pepper and fennel.
  • Place the fish in the hot oil, skin side down (to coat it with oil) then flip it immediately with a spatula (leaving it skin-side up). If the oil is the correct temperature you should hear a light sizzle. Divide the olives between the two dishes and scatter them around the fish. Splash equal amounts of wine into each dish.


  • Bake for 6-8 minutes until fish is slightly firm and starting to flake when the tip of a knife is inserted into the flesh. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.


  • Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper, then divide them between the two dishes — make sure they fall between the fillets and into the hot oil.


  • Once the tomatoes are slightly wilted, transfer fillets and veggies to your plate and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Baked Snapper With Tomatoes & Olives
Amount Per Serving (247 g)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 330mg14%
Potassium 720mg21%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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