"Brazilians eat rich and heavy," Eric Ripert says. "I wanted something light and healthy." His idea was to poach a local fish and top it with 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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1/2 cup diced papaya
1/2 cup diced mango
2 tablespoons diced red onion
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped tarragon
1 tablespoon very finely chopped shallot
2 teaspoons very finely chopped fresh ginger
1 small garlic clove, very finely chopped
Four 7- to 8-ounce skinless red snapper fillets
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
In a medium bowl, mix the papaya with the mango, red onion, tarragon, shallot, ginger and garlic.
Fill a large, high-sided skillet with 1/2 inch of water and bring to a simmer. Season both sides of the snapper fillets with salt and cayenne pepper. Add the fillets to the skillet, cover and simmer gently until just cooked through, about 7 minutes. Transfer the fish to plates with a slotted spatula.
Add the olive oil and lime juice to the papaya-mango mixture and season with salt and black pepper. Spoon the sauce over the snapper and serve.
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