Pan-Fried Snapper With Rosemary, Tomato And Roast Potatoes

Recipe brought to you by the Auckland Seafood School


  • 600gm Snapper fillets, skinned and boned
  • 300gm baby agria potatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary, a few leaves chopped and rest for garnish
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp red vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Red chilli, sliced for garnish (optional)


1. Pre-heat oven to 220c.

2. Add the potatoes to a medium pot of cold salted water and bring to the boil. Cook the potatoes for 10-12 minutes until you can pierce easily with a knife, drain.

3. Place the cooked potatoes in an oven proof pan, dress with olive oil and seasoning and cook for 10 minutes until roasted. Remove from oven and keep warm.

4. In a fry pan on a medium heat, add olive oil and cook the onion, garlic and rosemary until soft (approximately 3-5 minutes). Add the tomatoes and vinegar and cook until the tomato starts to soften. Set aside.

5. For the fish lightly season the fillets with salt and pepper. Heat up a large pan, add olive oil and when hot gently place the red snapper skin side down in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until just cooked.

6. To serve, place potatoes on the plate, top with tomatoes and serve fish on the tomatoes with a squeeze of lemon.



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