Oven Baked Red Snapper
1 (1-pound) red snapper, cleaned
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing foil
1/4 pound okra, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons white wine
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Wash the fish thoroughly and dry on paper towels. Score both sides of fish 3 times. Combine the minced garlic and jalapeno and stuff mixture into each of the 6 slits. Rub the fish with salt and pepper. Let fish marinate for 30 minutes (or overnight in the refrigerator for more intense flavor.)
In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the okra and bell pepper and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Make a slit down the center of the fish's belly. Stuff the belly of the fish with the okra and peppers and the chopped parsley. Place the fish on a rectangular piece of buttered foil. Place the remaining butter on top of the fish and drizzle with with the white wine.
Seal the fish in the foil, but leave a slight opening to allow the steam to escape. Place the fish on a baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, and transfer from foil to a serving dish, along with the juices collected in the foil.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse