7 Reasons Snapper Will Be Your Go-To Fish This Summer

Grilled Snapper with Pink Chile Salt

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By F&W Editors Posted June 23, 2016

It's great on the grill, in seafood soup and so much more.

From grilled whole snapper to refreshing ceviche, here are seven terrific ways to cook with snapper this summer. 

1. Red Snapper Ceviche 

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Chef Allen Susser prefers to use firm white-fleshed fish like red snapper for ceviche, because it keeps its shape well.

2. Fennel-and-Grapefruit-Rubbed Snapper  

Food & Wine: Fennel-and-Grapefruit Rubbed Snapper

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F&W's Justin Chapple rubs a supertasty mix of crushed fennel seeds and grapefruit zest onto snapper before baking it on a bed of sweet roasted fennel. 

3. Grilled Snapper with Pink Chile Salt 

Food & Wine: Grilled Snapper with Pink Chile Salt

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Once you make the pink chile salt that seasons both the fish and the salad here, you'll want to have it on everything from raw and cooked summer vegetables to grilled bread, melons, mangoes and margaritas.

4. Red Snapper-Citrus Escabèche with Olives 

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For his refreshing escabeche,  F&W chef-in-residence Andrew Zimmern "pickles" pan-fried snapper in a lively citrus marinade with briny olives and roasted jalapeño.

5. Grilled Whole Red Snapper

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Don't be intimated; throwing a whole fish on the grill is an easy and delicious way to feed a crowd.

6. Bouillabaise à l'Américaine 

Food & Wine: Bouillabaisse a l'Americaine

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This luxe seafood soup is served with amazing garlicky rouille. 

7. Poached Red Snapper with Papaya and Mango Sauce  

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Star chef Eric Ripert's light, healthy dish features a tropical version of what he calls sauce vierge, replacing the pickles capers and tomatoes he would typically use with papaya, mango and ginger.

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