Red Snapper is one of the best known and Florida waters yield the finest red snapper in the nation. With a fine textured, mild white meat, Florida red snapper is perfect for almost any finfish recipe and will delight your gastronomic senses. Whether baked, broiled, grilled or fried, this mild-flavored fish always delivers a gratifying culinary experience and is also a very healthy food source. Four ounces of uncooked red snapper contain just 110 calories, merely one gram of fat, only 45 grams of cholesterol and no saturated fat. Red snapper is equal in protein to shrimp (23 grams) and also contains calcium and iron.
It has firm texture, white meat with mild flavor. Lean fish.
• If fish is cooked in parchment, foil or a sauce, add 5 minutes to the total cooking time.
• Fillets less than 1/2 inch thick do not need to be turned during cooking.
• Fish cooks quickly. Do not overcook.
• Fish is done when the flesh becomes opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
• Poaching, steaming, baking, broiling, sautéing, microwaving are excellent low-fat cooking methods, if you do not add high fat ingredients.
• Marinate in your favorite salad dressing prior to cooking.
• Broil, bake, steam or microwave, then cube and add to pasta or salad greens for a delicious salad.
• Broil or grill with lime-butter and seasoned salt.
• Oil the grill to prevent fish from sticking.
• Add leftover fish in broken pieces to salads, soups or sauces.
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
• Calories From Fat 10
• Total Fat 1 g
• Saturated Fat 0 g
• Cholesterol 45 mg
• Sodium 50 mg
• Total Carbohydrates 0 g
• Protein 23 g