Red Snapper with Tomato-Olive Compote and Rice
Everyday Food, March 2006
- Prep Time 30 minutes
- Total Time 30 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, slivered
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, in juice
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, slivered
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
- 4 red snapper fillets (6 to 8 ounces each), halved crosswise
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside, covered.
- While rice is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomatoes and their juice, olives, and capers; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place snapper fillets on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining tablespoon oil, and turn to coat. Arrange fillets in a single layer, skin side down. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Bake until fish flakes easily and is opaque throughout, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with rice and tomato-olive compote.
To sliver garlic, halve cloves lengthwise (so they will sit flat on cutting surface without rolling), then slice them thinly lengthwise.
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