"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. More Healthy Fish Recipes

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Eric Ripert
February 2006

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Credit: © John Kernick

Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the papaya with the mango, red onion, tarragon, shallot, ginger and garlic.

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  • 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.

Suggested Pairing

Argentina's flagship white grape, Torrontés, has a flowery scent and light, bright flavors that make it an ideal match for this poached red snapper with tropical fruit. This intriguing Muscat-like grape may be related to the Torrontés grape indigenous to northern Spain.

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