Monday, January 12, 2009

2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced black olives, drained
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 pound red snapper fillets
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. In a skillet over medium heat, saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and saute for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, black olives, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce in a 13x9 inch baking dish, and arrange the snapper fillets in a single layer in the dish. Drizzle lemon juice over the fillets, and then pour the remaining sauce over all.
4. Bake for 15 minutes for 1/2 inch thick fillets, or 30 minutes for 1 inch thick fillets. Baste once with the sauce while baking. Snapper is done when it flakes easily with a fork.