Every year Tres and I take a trip to Destin with friends. Because we all stay on the same condo, one night becomes a big cook-fest. I plan a menu of fresh gulf fish paired with delicious produce and have some girlfriends come over to help me cook. This year I made this snapper, and it was a huge hit!
4 (4-6 oz) snapper filets
2 lbs plum tomatoes - chopped
2 cups basil - chopped, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup white balsamic reduction
3 garlic cloves - minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flake
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place each snapper filet on a large piece of aluminum foil. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Fold the sides of the foil up to make a shallow bowl around each filet. Place on a baking sheet.
2. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, balsamic reduction, garlic, red pepper flake, 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Mix together, taste, and add extra salt and pepper if needed. Spoon the tomato mixture over each filet, completely covering the fish. Add about 2 tbsp of white wine and drizzle 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to each filet. Fold the sides of the foil up to close, making a package but leaving a small opening in the top.
3. Roast fish for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve each filet on a plate with the tomato mixture and juices on top. Top each piece with extra basil and a drizzle of olive oil.
CHEERS TO HAPPY EATING!!!