Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Scoring the skin allows for fast, even cooking and supercrisp texture. Look for snapper from the Gulf of Mexico, or use one of the recommended substitutes.
1. Place bread in a small bowl; cover with water. Let stand 5 minutes; drain. Combine soaked bread, bell peppers, sherry vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, paprika, ground red pepper, and garlic in the bowl of a mini food processor; process until smooth.
2. Cut 3 (1/4-inch-deep) slits in the skin of each fillet. Sprinkle flesh side of fillets evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fillets, skin side down, to pan; cook 6 minutes. Turn and cook 2 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Place 1 fillet on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 3 tablespoons red pepper mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.