I used ocean perch instead of snapper and left the skin on. The skin peeled off easy when eating. I also sauteed the fish for 6 plus minutes and let the stew cook for about 16. It was delicious 4 not 5 stars but worth it. With 2 of us at home now we will get 3 meals out of it, Served it with rice which helped make use of extra broth/veggies.