American Red Snapper is named for the vibrant red hue of its skin, not its flesh which is soft, tender and semitransparent with a pinkish tone. You’ll enjoy its mild, nutty flavor that’s often compared to that of the Porgy.
All varieties of Snapper get their name because of their large, animal-like teeth.
The American Red Snapper is extremely versatile. Score in three places on top then bake, broil or grill it with your favorite seafood seasonings. You may also deep fry it whole until the skin is crisp.
Red Snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in Selenium, Vitamin A, Potassium and Omega-3 fatty acids.