Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4

Sustainable Choice.

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


March 02, 2016
I was a little hesitant to try this, but it was delicious! My kids loved it and I just thought the sauce was just so different.  I would definitely make again. 

Needs some work

June 19, 2015
First, need the ounces for the roasted pepper jar. I used 10.9 oz which was in the middle. The bread didn't work for us, it never did blend with the sauce, it was still lumpy.It probably won't make our dinner rotation. I liked the bite of the vinegar in the sauce, but my husband wasn't a big fan and the kids ended up eating the fish without any sauce.

Too Much Red Pepper Sauce

May 06, 2015
The sauce is delicious, however it made way too much; will try and find other uses for the leftover (e.g.; over pasta or grilled chicken).