Snapper with Orange and Tomato Sauce Recipe

Snapper with Orange and Tomato Sauce


  • 1 Snapper fillet, cut half
  • 1/2 small Onion (not shallot but yellow onion), minced
  • 1 glove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • A dash of salt and pepper


  • 5 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Rind of 1 Orange
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 glove Garlic, crushed not minced


  • 40ml White Wine
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • 1 ripe tomato, skinned, seeds removed and diced
  • Rind of 1/2 Orange
  • Sugar to taste, adjusted according to the sweetness of orange juice
  • 1 Orange, skin removed and cut into chunks

How to make Snapper with Orange and Tomato Sauce

  1. Save 2 tablespoon of marinade oil of frying later.
    1. Marinate fish in marinade oil for 30 minutes.
    2. Remove from marinade and season with salt and pepper.
    3. Heat pan with marinade oil saved earlier.
    4. Pan fry fish on both sides till browned and cooked.
    5. Remove and set aside.
    6. Heat oil in new pan.
    7. Add onion and garlic.
    8. Stir fry till onions are soft.
    9. Add white wine.
    10. Let it simmer till it is reduced to half.
    11. Add orange juice, rind and tomatoes.
    12. Cook for 1 minute or till sauce thickens.
    13. Add sugar to taste.
    14. Add orange chunks and cook for another 10 seconds.
    15. Pour sauce over fish.
    16. Serve immediately.
  • Fusjonisten
    Fusjonisten says

    Tried this last weekend with great success. I usually don't add sugar to my dishes, but it would get quite sour if you don't have very sweet oranges. I couldn't find snapper, so I used milkfish, but it still tasted great. I'll be using this recipe again.

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