- 1 1/4 cups canned diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 jalapeno pepper, halved and seeded
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 (6 oz.) red snapper fillets, with skin
- 1/4 cup pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
- 2 tsp. nonpareil capers, drained and rinsed
Makes 4 Servings
- In a blender, combine the tomatoes and their juice, onion, garlic, jalapeno, oregano, rosemary and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Puree until smooth.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Make a few 2-inch cuts in the skin side of the fillets, just through the skin (to prevent the fillets from curling). Season the snapper with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the fish to the skillet, skin-side down, and cook until skin is crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer fish to a platter.
- In the same skillet, combine the tomato mixture, olives and capers. Cook until flavors are combined, 3 minutes. Return the fish to the pan, skin-side up, and cook until the fish just flakes when tested with a fork, 2 minutes longer.
- Transfer the fish, skin-side up, to 4 shallow bowls and top evenly with the sauce. Serve hot.
WW POINTS VALUE: 6 pts.
Note: This recipe appears in the South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook. This is a bold way to kick-start your lifestyle because it's packed with lots of spicy flavor. It may look a little messy but it's really delicious. The jalapeno peppers give the dish a little kick of heat and the capers and olive add acidity to the dish. The snapper is so delicious is literally melts in your mouth. You can use tilapia, haddock or any other warm water fish, veal, skirt steak, chicken, turkey or pork with this sauce and your meal will still rock. if you're thinking about ordering fast food or take-out, PUT DOWN THE PHONE AND DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT GOING INTO THAT CAR!! You can make this upscale at home in 20 minutes or less and you'll be happy.