Our red snapper lives in its natural habitat – tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Raw meat is pinkish with yellow tones, and becomes lighter when cooked. Its flavor is mild and distinctive – which is evidenced by the fact that many other types of fish “pretend” to be red snapper. The texture is lean while moist.
Snapper is an ideal component of a healthy diet – it is low in calories (around 100kcal in 100g) and fat (1-2%), while rich in protein (over 20%). It contains large amounts of vitamin B12 and other B vitamins, as well as in vitamins D, E and K. Also, red snapper is a valuable source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.
The fish is well-suitable for virtually any cooking method – it can be steamed, baked, sautéed, or grilled. Red snapper is often used in curry-style dishes. When it is cooked, you could sprinkle it with lemon juice and add a bite of fresh cilantro or parsley.