Red Snapper is a lean, moist fish with a firm texture and a distinctive sweet, nutty flavor which makes it versatile for many flavor components from mild to intense seasoning.  Many other fish are marketed as “Red Snapper” but are not the real thing so check your sources, and buy it with the skin on so you can verify the skin color.

The raw flesh of Red Snapper is pinkish with yellow streaks, turning lighter (but not white) when cooked.  The skin is deep red along the back which fades to a lighter pinkish-red on the on the belly.