Marinated Red Snapper with Fruit Salsa

Enjoy this easy recipe in early summer when nectarines are at their seasonal peak.

August 2, 2012

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 10 min
Total: 35 min             


  • 4 red snapper fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 nectarines, cut into small pieces
  • 1 banana, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, minced
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Note: If you can’t find nectarines, you can use plums instead.

Coat a grill rack or broiler-pan rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill or broiler.

2. Place the snapper in a shallow dish.

3. Pour 1/2 cup of the orange juice over the fillets, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the nectarines, banana, onion, pepper, cilantro, sugar, salt, and the remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice. Toss gently to mix.

5. Remove the snapper from the orange juice. Discard the juice.

6. Place the fillets on the prepared rack. Grill or broil 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily. Serve topped with the fruit salsa.

Nutritional Facts per serving:
Calories: 220.2 
Fat: 2.3 g
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 52.5 mg
Sodium: 165.3 mg
Carbohydrates: 19.4 g
Total sugars: 13.6 g
Dietary fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 30.4 g


Courtesy of Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.