Tired of the usual fried or grilled snapper? Here’s an easy recipe tha’s sure to excite the palate of everyone at the table. Pineapple Honey Snapper! Salmon move over, here comes your new nemisis. You can use both fresh and canned pineapples, so don’t worry if you don’t have any fresh pineapples around.
Why baking? You’re probably wondering why most snapper recipes you see involve baking (or grilling). You can actually cook your fish any way you want but baking (or grilling) is among the easiest, healthiest, and the best way to cook this fish. Baking with pineapple, sugar, honey, and lemon will take the flavor of this fish to the next level.
How to Know If Your Snapper Is Cooked?
You can check if your baked snapper is done by inserting a meat thermometer at the thickest part of the fillet. It should read 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Preheating the oven and baking the snapper at 375° F for slightly flaky and perfectly cooked result. You can try the doneness by checking if the snapper easily flakes with a fork.
Pineapple Honey Snapper Directions
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Marinading: 30 minutes (or more for better results, up to 12 hours)
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 2-3 servings
- 1 lbs snapper fillets
- 1 cans pineapple rings, reserve 4 pineapple rings for the top of the salmon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted butter, or ghee
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Freshly cracked black peppercorns, about 3-4 turns of a pepper mill
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Remove the snapper fillets from the packaging and pat dry with paper towels.
Prepare a large baking sheet and line with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Arrange the pineapple rings or chunks on the lined baking sheet in two rows. Then, place the snapper fillets on top of the pineapples.
Make the marinade by chopping the remaining pineapple rings and adding them to a bowl. Next, add the melted butter, lemon juice, sesame oil, light brown sugar, honey, minced garlic, and salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
Spoon the mixture and spread the marinade over the snapper fillets. Make sure to cover all the pieces. Allow the snapper fillets to marinate for about 30 minutes inside the refrigerator.
Take the marinated fillets out of the fridge and place it in the center rack of a preheated oven. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted reads 145 ° F and the snapper flakes easily with a fork.
Remove the snapper fillets from the oven and let it cool slightly.
Complement the snapper with some fresh Cherry Tomatoes.
Serve and enjoy!
You can use any sized fresh pineapple if you prefer fresh. Pineapple rings can also be substituted with pineapple chunks if that’s what you have in your pantry you just may need to slice them a bit to create a thin layer on the pan.
Thaw the snapper in the refrigerator overnight or under running water. Avoid defrosting fish in a microwave when possible. If you’re using Snapper purchased from our online market, it wont be frozen, so don’t worry about defrosting it.
Tip For a Great Snapper Dish
The key to any amazing snapper recipe is fresh ingredients. Buy from a supplier you trust if you don’t have the time to shop and physically check the fish. At Wild Seafood Market, you can be assured that all fish are brought in fresh and with the highest quality. Best of all, our snapper is guaranteed to be sourced using sustainable methods.