Red Snapper over Sauteed Spinach and Tomatoes

  • taylesworth Posted: 02/21/10
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    This recipe didn't live up to its potential, in my opinion. To be fair, I made a couple of substitutions. Instead of red snapper, I used grouper, a common red snapper substitute. And I used my own homemade vinaigrette instead of Italian dressing. However, I don't think those substitutions changed the recipe significantly. I found it a bit bland. I may try it again with a bit more the sauce and some garlic added to the onions and spinach as they saute. Maybe some kalamatas would pep it up too.

  • skspillman Posted: 02/18/09
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    I was a bit worried about making this after reading some negative reviews (I was primarily worried about flavorlessness) but went ahead and made it last night. It was delicious--everyone in the family liked it, and I have some picky eaters. Made just a few changes: I used mahi mahi, I used the plain dijon (without seeds), I used canned tomatoes with garlic and onions (as well as about 1 cup of chopped onion), and I sprinkled the fish with some salt, pepper, and parmesan/asiago/romano blend after broiling. I didn't wait a full minute before putting in the second half of the spinach--just long enough for it to wilt enough to make room for the second half. I served alongside roasted garlic flavored brown rice. I will definitely make this again.

  • Luebke1 Posted: 01/29/09
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    Excellent. Even my son that doesn't like fish, liked it. The only thing I would change, is adding all the spinach at once, that way it would be all uniform in color an texture. Excellent flavor. I'll make it again if I have company.

  • Carol212 Posted: 02/14/09
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    This recipe is excellent IF you use real dijon NOT the whole seed variety. I've tried it both ways. It is 4 stars with straight dijon and not nearly as good with the milder version. As a result I rated the recipe as is only 3 stars. My husband strongly prefers with the 'real' mustard (his words) also.

  • sbsabrina Posted: 12/08/10
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    Very simple recipe. Easy midweek meal. I currently have no oven (remodeling) so I created a stovetop version. I served it with steamed broccoli and cauliflower drizzled with EVOO, and quinoa steamed with basil chiffonade (thin strips). Delicious! My simple stovetop method: Preheat saute pan with 1 T olive oil. Rinse and pat dry fillets. Place fillets in pan. Spread with mustard mixture. After 4 minutes, turn over, spread with mustard mixture. Cook another 4 minutes. Remove fillets from pan and keep warm. Add remaining mustard mixture and onions, if using. Saute onions to your preference. Add 1/2 spinach. Allow to wilt one minute. Add remaining spinach and chopped tomato. After spinach has wilted and tomatoes soften a bit (about one minute) place fillets on top and cover, on low heat, for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Serve fillets on top of veggies with lemon wedge garnish. Add salt and pepper as desired.

  • Buklbny Posted: 04/23/11
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    This was just OK. I used salmon instead of snapper. Because the sauce was only two flavors, it didn't have a very complex taste. Pretty much just tasted like mustard to us. Great for a last-minute dish, and looked gorgeous, but not special enough to serve for company or anything. Served with israeli couscous and salad.

  • Loves2Eat23 Posted: 01/27/13
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    I don't like tomatoes, but this dish is really good. It was my first time having Snapper, which I thought was good as well. I used the exact amounts indicated in the recipe, except I only had 12oz of fish (in two pieces). It didn't taste too mustardy or anything. I didn't serve over rice or anything; just the spinach and Snapper. I used a sweet (white) onion, Publix brand spinach, Ken's Steakhouse Lite Northern Italian, and French's Dijon Mustard with Chardonnay. I will definitely be making this again!

  • Christina21 Posted: 03/28/12
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    I tried with Mahi Mahi fish. My whole family went out for pizza! I should have added extras like skspillman..but..I tried to follow the recipe to give a true review. This is not a good recipe and will never be made again in my house.

  • smithker Posted: 04/16/14
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    I made this the other night and it was very good. I modified it as another reviewer recommended. I used extra onion and fire roasted tomatoes. I also used a mixture of smooth and grainy dijon and I salt and peppered the fish. It came out great. Will probably make this again.

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