Snapper with Oregano

Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 4 skinless red-snapper fillets, each about 4 ounces and ¾ to 1 inch thick

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 12 thick strips lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano


  1. Season fish on both sides with salt. Heat a large nonstick skillet over high. Swirl in 2 teaspoons oil and heat until shimmering. Add fish, flesh-side down, and cook until bottom is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until just opaque throughout, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a platter.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon zest and juice, oregano, and remaining 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon oil; season with pepper.

  3. Pour lemon mixture over fish while still hot. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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