Snapper with Basil-Mint Sauce

Snapper with Basil-Mint SauceRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Rose Nguyen
This snapper is seasoned with basil, mint, chopped jalapeno, and is ready in just 20 minutes. Serve with jasmine rice and sauteed green beans.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

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Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 237
Fat 9.1 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 5.4 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 35.3 g
Carbohydrate 1.4 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 328 mg
Calcium 77 mg


4 (6-ounce) snapper fillets
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, chopped


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Arrange fish in a single layer on a broiler pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Broil 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

3. Combine basil and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process 1 minute or until smooth. Serve with fish.