Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets is a super easy 20-minute prep to table Italian meal with white succulent fish that melts in your mouth seasoned with lemons, olives, shallots, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and EVOO. Great on the BBQ or in the OVEN! The BEST fish packet ever!
Why you are going to love our Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets
And just too good to pass up!
Fish Ideas for your packets
Italian cooking is all about super fresh ingredients and letting the ingredients do all the talking. These Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets are filled with tender succulent fish. This recipe is great with any kind of white fish you enjoy like red snapper, cod, halibut, mahi mahi or whatever is wild caught or native to your region. The lemons, tomatoes, shallots, Italian Seasoning and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) in the packet create a self-sauce that is dynamo.
When visiting Tuscany, we had a very similar dish but it was prepared with a whole fish. Of course, that is always the preferred way of making any fish dish as that is more flavorful. If you are short on time or have picky teenagers that do not like eyeballs staring back at them, serving fish fillets cleaned free of all the bones is the way to go. We used red snapper in our packets. However, any white mild fish that you enjoy will work well.
Grilled outside or Baked inside
You are just going to love this Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets because rain or shine we have you covered. We were prepping these little fish packets of deliciousness for the outdoor grill but Mother Nature decided to start to open the heavens. Are you a fair weather griller? We sure are when we have sideways rain that is even too much for a golf umbrella. These little Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets are just as awesome cooked about 10-12 minutes in the oven.
We originally posted this recipe on July 26, 2013. We upgraded photography and added some step by step directions. In addition, we wanted to let you know that Healthy World Cuisine' clean up crew member who was just a puppy in 2013 now has a grown up palate and loves FISH!
Step by Step Prep
Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets are that perfect solution for cooking out or cooking in or when you have absolutely no idea what Mother Nature might have in store for the week. In addition, with less than 5 minutes’ prep, you can’t go wrong. Check out these easy steps below for a quick and easy meal.
Using Quality Ingredients Equals a Delicious Dish
We are all about using fresh ingredients and quality ingredients like Mie Radici’s First cold pressed Authentic Sicilian Nocellara Organic Reserve Extra Virgin Olive oil from Sicily to drizzle on our fish just before serving. Mie Radici Sicilian Spice Blend is fabulous on our Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets. You are going to love this Sicilian Spice Mix. We have been sprinkling this spice on everything such as grilled chicken, pasta and even our morning scrambled eggs. Great stuff!
Mie Radici, which translates as “my roots” is a family-owned business featuring authentic Sicilian olive oil, oak barrel aged balsamic vinegars, spice blends, Kimbo espresso, Artisan olive oil soaps, ceramics and preserved foods.
Have you ever been to Italy during olive harvest and pressing season? There is nothing like the fresh squeezed taste of olive oil. The Cerasuola Olio Contadino starts out smooth and then finishes with a peppery taste and fabulous on our side tossed salad. However, the Nocellara Organic reserve is smooth and mellow and delicious on everything. We finished off this easy meal with sliced in season strawberries and a drizzle of Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP.
More Delicious Italian Recipes to enjoy
We are loving the farmer’s markets and taking full opportunity to enjoy the seasons bounty with a little starter of Baked Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms or be sure to try our Dairy Free Bolognese Polenta Bites Another less than 20-minute starter is our Healthy Ricotta Crostini for a full social gathering.
If you are feeling ambitious and you are not watching your carb intake, give our Homemade Tagliatelle Pasta with Zucchini Blossoms a try.
Stay cool our dear friends! It is going to be hot and balmy this upcoming week. We have just made a big pitcher of Cantaloupe Lime Agua Fresca and are hanging in the shade. Remember to hydrate often and please take care.
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Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets
- 1.5 pounds white fish or 4 fillets (We used red snapper but you can use any white mild fish you desire like cod, mahi mahi, halibut, etc.)
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil and extra for garnish
- 1 cup olives
(Used a combination of Castelvetrano olives, Kalamata olives and Cerignola olives)
- 2 lemons
- 4 shallots
peeled and sliced
- 1 cup tomatoes
(used Compari tomatoes cut in slices but heirloom tomatoes fresh from the garden would be awesome in this dish)
- 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper
- Basil fresh optional for garnish
- Preheat grill on medium high heat or preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees F.
- Lay out 4 pieces of aluminum foil large enough to fold around the fish with leaving a little extra room. One sheet for each personal portion. Drizzle a little olive oil so it does not stick.
- Lay a fish fillet in each of the aluminum foil sheets. Top the fish with olives, lemons, shallots, tomatoes, Italian Seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
- Grab the aluminum foil on each side of the fish and fold over making sure you leave room for the fish to steam inside. Fold over each of the ends to seal in the juices of the fish.
- Bake fish in oven or grill fish on outdoor grill for about 12-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish) or until flakes easy with a fork. (Start checking your fish at 9 minutes as it all depends on the thickness of your fish)
- Serve the fish in their little packets and let your guest open them. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and garnish with fresh basil. Serve with a nice tossed salad and veggies. Enjoy!
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Buddy is so cute! Of course he wants to hang out in the kitchen - not only is the food there, but that's where you are too! The kitchen is our cat's favorite place (although being a cat, she's mainly about the food). Super photo of Buddy. And super dish, too - great flavors, nice presentation, and easy to make. What's not to like?
What an adorable puppy!
The fish looks divine, and Buddy in a pocket made my heart melt. 🙂
Asmita (@FoodieAsmita) says
I saw this on Facebook and just had to come and see the post and recipe. Wow, am i going to try this. It looks so fresh, delicately flavored and super delicious!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
I want a Buddy of my own!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
OMG Buddy is my new best friend! I had a yorkie a long time ago and they are absolutely fearless. and cute. and a lot of work to maintain. 🙂 Ours was named Henry. He was out with the kids one day and challenged a dog 4 times his size and he lost. I was inconsolable for weeks.
Buddy has the cutest face. 🙂
The fish is nice too. LOL
Healthy World Cuisine says
Dear Maureen, I am so sorry to hear about your loss with Henry. Yorkie's really think they are people and have really big personalities. They are very smart but sometimes too smart for their own good. Come and visit me in Hong Kong and you can come play with Buddy all day long. Have a super weekend. BAM
Hotly Spiced says
I love your puppy. He's adorable. So gorgeous. Be sure to take a lot of photos because they sure grow up fast xx
Fish is so wonderful cooked that way: the flavours seem to intensify so much.
p.s. Buddy is SO cute! 😀
BAM, how cute is that puppy. I have a girlfriend who has three, small, medium, and large. The littlest member of the group is the size of the palm of your hand but guards the yard with the heart of a German shepherd. This recipe looks delish. My other half would be a big fan.
Hey bam! love the way you cook the snapper! I love Mediterranean flavours! And i think they are perfect esp with fish. I do the same in greek cuisine..using the whole fish. not too sure what fish they use though. any idea?
Andrew Harvard says
Lovely photos as always
OMG Buddy is soooo cute!!!!! I can't get over it!! Never tried pouch cooking before...so interesting!
my dogs will not get out of the kitchen when I am cooking! I have never tried making fish parcels before 🙂
Coffee and Crumpets says
Oh my goodness! That photo of Buddy is simply adorable. What a cute puppy. I don't name you wanting to spend as little time as possible making dinner. But you did a great job, these packets look wonderful. Fresh, quick and easy.
Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says
Buddy is adorable! I love how he can fit in your husband's pocket, so cute!!! Pouch cooking is one of my favorite ways to cook fish. I love the flavor combination you have here... olives, tomatoes, lemon and thyme --YUM!