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Curacao Style Snapper

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Stephanie, The Posh Pescatarian, celebrates the beautiful island of Curacao with her luscious Curacao Style Snapper! Delicious, simple and perfect for a mid-week meal or a special occasion. Bon bini (welcome to) Curacao!
Ingredients
  Red snapper fillets 2 Pound
  Roma tomatoes 4 Medium, peeled
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic cloves 4 Medium
  Bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium
  Scallion 1 Medium
  Yellow onion/Brown onion 1 Large
  Habanero pepper 1 Medium (to taste)
  Salt 4 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (for frying)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon (for frying)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for dredging the fish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut snapper into half or serving size pieces.
2. To make the marinade mixture, in a measuring cup, add 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice , minced garlic and chopped half of a habanera pepper.
3. On the fish, sprinkle crushed black pepper and pour lime juice mixture and mix.
4. Let it sit for about 1 hour or 2 hours if time permits.

MAKING
5. Chop the vegetables - half of a red bell pepper, yellow onion into thin slices, a little bit of habanera pepper, garlic clove and scallions.
6. Boil tomatoes, peel them, seed them if desired and chop them roughly.
7. Dredge fish in flour and fry in a mixture of hot olive oil and butter until nicely brown and crisp.
8. Remove the fish and let the pan to cool.
9. Add the extra marinade to deglaze the pan scraping away any bits sticking onto the bottom of the pan with a wire whisk.
10. Heat the skillet, add the cut vegetables, season with a little salt and pepper to taste and cook for about 12 minutes.

FINALIZING
11. Line a baking pan with foil, place the fried fish, spread the sauce over it and heat in the oven for about 10 minutes.

SERVING
12. Serve the fish spreading the sauce around on a plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Caribbean
Preparation Time: 
75 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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