Red Snapper with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce Recipe

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Dana Published: March 20, 2021 Modified: August 17, 2021

How To Make Red Snapper with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

Craving for seafood? Then grab a bite of this flaky and tender red snapper, served with a delectably tangy and buttery sauce, for a filling dinner meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 4red snapper fillets,(6 oz)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1shallot
  • 2tbspcapers,drained
  • ¼cuplemon juice
  • 1tbspItalian parsley,finely chopped


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil until shimmering. Season the fish with salt and pepper.

  2. Add it to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, for about 6 minutes until golden and cooked through. Carefully transfer the fish to plates and keep warm.

  3. Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining oil. Add the shallots and capers and cook over moderate heat for about 3 minutes until the shallots are softened and the capers are slightly crisp.

  4. Add the lemon juice and simmer until slightly reduced. Add the butter and whisk until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley.

  5. Spoon the sauce over the fish and serve right away. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 375.77kcal
  • Fat: 18.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.33g
  • Fiber: 0.89g
  • Sugar: 1.58g
  • Protein: 45.41g
  • Cholesterol: 95.93mg
  • Sodium: 630.94mg
  • Calcium: 84.81mg
  • Potassium: 993.78mg
  • Iron: 0.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 122.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.02mg
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