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Red snapper

Snapper denotes the large family of fish related to perch, which comprises around 185 species found in nearly all subtropical oceans. Snappers are predatory fish that feed mainly on fish and crustaceans, but also occasionally on plankton. They capture their food by suddenly grabbing it, hence their name.
The crimson snapper (Latin: Lutjanus erythropterus) is one such variety of snapper and is a very popular edible fish. It has a preference for tropical and subtropical waters, where it lives in reefs at a depth of 10 to 190 metres.
The crimson snapper is typified by its distinctive reddish colour and its disproportionately large mouth, with a full row of sharp teeth at the front.

Cooking methods

There are no limits to the versatility of the snapper, which can be grilled, sautéed, fried or poached.
One popular method is to stuff the snapper with a mixture of spices or vegetables.
Because of its neutral flavour, snapper goes well with most national dishes.

Flavour and texture

The popular crimson snapper has white flesh and a small number of large bones, which are easily removed.
With its delicate flavour, the firm flesh of the snapper is even popular among people who are otherwise not keen on fish dishes.

Fishing method


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