Red snapper contains around 50% of the selenium — a detoxifying mineral — that our bodies need each day, plus a healthy dose of protein. “A three-ounce serving of red snapper has about 23 grams of protein,” White says, “and there is a lot of vitamin B12, which helps the body make blood cells and maintain a healthy nervous system.”
BROILED RED SNAPPER WITH WARM POTATO SALAD
- 7 oz baby confetti potatoes, diced
- ¼ tbsp non-salt butter
- ½ tbsp lime juice
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Pinch garlic powder
- Pinch coriander
- 1 red snapper fillet
- ½ cup scallions, chopped
- ¼ cup celery, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- ½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Fill with cold water and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Melt butter in a separate saucepan. Stir in lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic, and coriander. Once incorporated, remove from heat and set aside.
- Place fillet on a baking sheet. Brush generously with lime mixture. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Once potatoes reach desired texture, drain water from saucepan and add scallions, celery, parsley, and olive oil. mix together, seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Remove fish from broiler, and serve with a side of the warm potato salad.
The Numbers: 383 Calories; 49g Protein; 32g Carbs; 6g Fats.
Pair It With the Perfect Wine: “Stay with Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc," says Roth. "I’d choose a sweeter and richer version from a hot climate, something with a bit more alcohol to stand up to those flavors and soften those spices.”
or Sauvignon Blanc. I’d choose a sweeter and richer version from a hot climate, something with a bit more alcohol to stand up to those flavors and soften those spices.”