Baked Red Snapper in Butter Sauce

Baked Red Snapper in Butter Sauce

Wine Pairing​

Try this quick and easy baked red snapper recipe. It works for a busy weeknight or just a simple dinner idea for the family. This healthy meal idea is a perfect treat for those who want to eat a delicious fish recipe without breaking a sweat in the preparation.

The terms baking and roasting are often used interchangeably when applied to fish and shellfish. One disadvantage of baking fish is the short baking time does not allow the surface of the fish to caramelize. To help correct this problem, fish can be seared in a sauté pan or the broiler with a small amount of oil. Then finish the fish in the oven.

You can change the protein to halibut or cod fillets in place of snapper in this recipe. The most popular seasonings for baked fish are lemon, butter, salt, and pepper. You can add fresh herbs such as rosemary, dill, and even basil to add great aromas to the fish recipe. In addition, you can marinate the fish before baking for added flavor too. You may partner this recipe with roasted broccolini or asparagus for a complete healthy meal.

Savor this tasty baked red snapper recipe with a good bottle of white wine and a delicious side dish.  Here is the list of white wines:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Trebbiano
  • Vermentino
  • Melon de Bourgogne

Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc 2019


The wine has a very intense entry onto the palate starting at the tip of the tongue and spreading out towards the very back in a wave of flavour. The acidity is quite apparent with great intensity of feijoa lime and minerality leaving the palate with a very long finish.

Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019


Intense Sauvignon Blanc with strong guava passion fruit lime and a suggestion of nutty yeast lees character. The wine has a weighty mouth-filling texture and lengthy finish.


Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Pequeñas Producciones 2018


A richly textured style of Sauvignon. Heady notes of ginger white pepper and grapefruit dominate on the nose. In the mouth a layered flavour profile kicks-off with an attack of nectarine and white peach leading to a smokey mineral finish with just a hint of rock salt.

You may also want to check out our Greek Style Grilled Fish.

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The Four Graces Pinot Blanc 2018


The Four Graces Pinot Blanc 2019


Au Bon Climat Pinot Gris - Pinot Blanc 2018


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