In this traditional Mediterranean dish, sauteed red snapper or lemon sole is flavored overnight in a vinegar-and-citrus marinade.
Cut each fillet into 3 pieces; season with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, saute until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side, adding remaining oil to pan as needed. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
Layer fish with red pepper, orange, onion, chiles, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns in a large wide-mouthed jar. Combine vinegar, 2 cups water, and lime juice, and pour over fish and vegetables in jar. If liquid doesn't cover all of it completely, continue adding equal parts vinegar and water. Cover with plastic wrap or lid; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Serve garnished with lime, olives, and parsley.