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Red Snapper with Green and Ripe Olives

Red Snapper with Green and Ripe Olives

The red snapper is well known to be a very tasty fish. It is usually found in the Gulf of Mexico and is considered a highly prized fish. Pan fried red snapper together with salt and olive oil and topped with spicy salsa, green olives and kalamata olives, this dish is flavorful, low fat and very rich in protein. Serving it on top of a bed of hot rice, this Mediterranean inspired meal will surely be loved by everyone!

Serves 4


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen red snapper (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pitted green olives
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pitted kalamata or ripe olives


  1. If the fish is frozen, thaw fish.
  2. Rinse fish and try dry with paper towels.
  3. Slice fish into 4 serving-size pieces.
  4. Mix flour and salt in one bowl and coat both sides of fish with flour mixture.
  5. In a large skillet cook fish in hot oil over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once.
  6. Combine salsa, green olives, and kalamata olives. Add it to the sillet. Cook for about 1 minute more or until heated through.