Incredible Baked Red Snapper Recipe

a light gray plate with a filet of red snapper next to a bed of lettuce and lemon wedges

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This baked red snapper is flavored with lemon and garlic and baked until perfectly flaky for a simple, yet delicious meal!


  • 1 pound snapper filets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. 
  2. Place the snapper filets in a baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet, then rub on both sides with the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Place the lemons around the snapper, then transfer to the oven to bake for 20 minutes, until the snapper easily flakes with a fork.
  4. Let cool slightly, then squeeze the baked lemons over the snapper and serve!


  • You can change the flavors here by using butter or ghee in place of the olive oil, a different citrus in place of the lemons, or adding any spice blend you enjoy!

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