Red Snapper with Pineapple Salsa is an easy and healthy grilled fish recipe to make for dinner.
If you’re a bit wary of cooking fish, this is a recipe you shouldn’t be afraid to try! It’s very easy to prepare this grilled red snapper. It’s simply salted and peppered and placed onto a hot, oiled grill. While grilling, the fish is brushed with a simple mixture of lime juice and oil. For serving, it’s topped with a fresh pineapple salsa. The pineapple salsa is homemade, but it’s super simple to put together (read on for the details).
Can you use other fish besides red snapper for this recipe?
Look for red snapper in your fresh seafood section. You want to use a white fish that flakes apart easily when grilled, and that’s why red snapper is perfect. Haddock, cod, tilapia and halibut would all be good substitutes for red snapper in this recipe. They will all be delicious when grilled and topped with the fresh pineapple salsa.
How to make fresh pineapple salsa:
It couldn’t be much easier to make the salsa. It’s simply a mix of minced fresh pineapple, minced sweet onion, minced yellow/green/red bell pepper and minced fresh cilantro. That’s it! If you don’t wish to buy a whole fresh pineapple, look for already chopped fresh pineapple in your produce section. Canned pineapple may also be used in a pinch.
Weight Watchers Friendly!
This easy grilled snapper recipe is very much Weight Watchers friendly. If you are following the WW Points plan, you’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below. If you’re not following a diet plan, you can just be happy that this is a nice, healthy dinner choice.
See how nicely that red snapper flakes apart when it’s grilled? This is what it looks like when it is cooked perfectly. It’s so tender and moist. And it’s wonderful when eaten with the fresh pineapple salsa.
Here are a few more fish recipes you might enjoy:
- Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Avocado Mayonnaise
- Lime Chili- Marinated Tuna Steaks
- Easy Tilapia Piccata
- Pan Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato- Basil Sauce
- Salmon with Brown Butter, Almonds and Capers
- Herb Topped Fish Baked in Parchment
- Cod au Gratin
- Grilled Striped Bass with Garlic Mustard Sauce
Red Snapper with Pineapple Salsa
- 1 cup minced fresh pineapple
- ½ large sweet onion, minced
- ½ large yellow bell pepper, seeded and minced
- ½ large green bell pepper, seeded and minced
- ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
- 3 medium limes, juiced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
- 1½ pounds red snapper filets, cut into 4 servings
- salt and pepper
PREPARE THE SALSA:
- In a bowl, combine the pineapple, onion, bell pepper and cilantro. Cover and chill.
PREP THE FISH:
- In a small bowl, combine the lime juice and the oil. Set aside. Salt and pepper the fish.
- Heat and oil your grill. Grill the snapper for approximately 4 to 8 minutes on each side, basting with the lime juice mixture. The fish is done when it flakes easily when tested with a fork and is no longer translucent in the center.
- You can add in some minced red bell pepper too, if you'd like.
- If you are following the Paleo diet, use avocado oil or olive oil in place of the vegetable oil.