Seared Red Snapper with Peach Habanera Relish

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 8/29/2009


This dish would also be delicious made with salmon.

  • Servings: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Entrée


For the relish:
2 fresh peaches, pitted, peeled and diced

1/4 of a small red onion, cut into small dice

1/2 red bell pepper, cut into small dice (about 2 Tbsp.)

1/4 of a habanera pepper, seeded and minced

2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar

1/2 Tbsp. honey

1 Tbsp. fresh basil, julienned

1/2 Tbsp. fresh mint, julienned

1/2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced

salt and freshly ground pepper

For the snapper:
4 red snapper filets (8 - 10 oz. ea.)

2 Tbsp. peanut oil

salt and fresh groundly black pepper


Combine the relish ingredients in a bowl and set aside. 

Preheat a 3-qt. sauté pan on medium-high heat.  Add the oil to the pan and allow to heat an additional minute.  Season the snapper with salt and pepper and place the fillets into the pan, skin side down. 

Sauté for 3 - 4 minutes on each side. 

Remove the fish from the pan and place on a serving platter. 

Garnish the fish with the relish and serve.