My F&W
quick save (...)
Snapper with Charred Tomatillos and Pepper Salsa
© Con Poulos

Snapper with Charred Tomatillos and Pepper Salsa

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY

Chef Eric Ripert quick-bakes snapper with a little butter so it's silky and serves it with pan-seared tomatillos and a fresh salsa.

  1. 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
  2. 1/2 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  3. 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  4. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  6. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  7. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  8. Sea salt
  9. Ground white pepper
  10. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, plus more for greasing
  11. Four 6-ounce, skin-on red snapper fillets
  12. 4 medium tomatillos—husked, rinsed and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  13. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a bowl, mix the peppers, jalapeño, olive oil, onion, lime juice and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Butter a ceramic baking dish. Season the fish with salt and white pepper and arrange the fillets in the dish, skin side down. Scatter the 2 tablespoons of cubed butter around the fish and add 1/2 cup of water. Bake the fish for about 15 minutes, until just cooked.
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet. In a bowl, toss the tomatillos with the canola oil and season with salt and white pepper. Arrange the tomatillos in the skillet and cook over high heat, turning once, until charred, 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer the fish to plates, top with the tomatillos and salsa and serve.
Make Ahead The pepper salsa can be refrigerated for up to 6 hours. Stir in the cilantro before serving.

Suggested Pairing

Citrusy German trocken wines (trocken means dry) are incredible with the silky fish from chef Eric Ripert.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.