Red Snapper Filet with Fennel, Tomatoes, and Lemon

Red Snapper

This is the perfect meal because it requires barely any clean up or preparation. All you will need is parchment paper, a baking sheet, a knife and a cutting board.  Oh yeah, it’s also super healthy and satisfying! 

This was the first time I have actually cooked red snapper.  Normally, I always choose salmon, tilapia, or halibut when cooking with fish. The seafood selection at the local grocery store I shop at is amazing.  It’s kind of crazy that I can find such a wide variety of fresh and delicious seafood and I don’t even live by the coast!  Being from Louisiana, fresh seafood was at our fingertips all year round.

If you are not a fan of fish, I have a very similar recipe with chicken.  The reason why this recipe requires hardly any prep or clean-up is because it is baked in a sheet of parchment paper.  It’s almost like cooking your food in a brown paper bag… strange but very flavorful.  The parchment paper keeps the fish moist and delicious.

For this recipe you will need:

(4-6 z.) Red Snapper filet

1 small fennel bulb, cut into 1-inch pieces

5-6 cherry tomatoes, halved

Juice of half a lemon

Splash white wine (1/3 cup)

1 tsp Herbs de Provence

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley, finely chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.


Place the cherry tomatoes and fennel in the center of a sheet of parchment paper.  Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Place the red snapper filet on top of the bed of tomatoes and fennel.  Sprinkle the fish with salt, pepper and Herbs de Provence.

Then place a couple pads of butter onto the fish and sprinkle with the chopped Italian parsley.  Lastly, pour the wine and lemon juice over the fish and vegetables and enclose the parchment paper by folding the ends together.  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.  The wine will steam the fish and vegetables until all of the flavors have combined and turned into something amazingly delicious.  You won’t believe how moist and tasty the red snapper filet is!

red snapper filet

Bon Appetit!

You might also like

Comments (3)

  • Patriciaka 7 years ago Reply

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve visited your blog before but after looking at a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

    S@ltNP3ppa 7 years ago Reply

    Thank you so much! I’m still trying to get everything exactly how I want it, but I truly appreciate your sweet comment!

  • use this link 7 years ago Reply

    I just want to tell you that I’m very new to blogging and honestly loved your web-site. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You amazingly have awesome stories. Many thanks for sharing your website page.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.