If you’re not lucky enough to catch your own red snapper, you can find fresh red snapper in local markets and restaurants throughout the Virgin Islands. When you do find yourself with some, here’s a recipe for how to make it a delicious meal!


  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, diced 
3 cloves garlic, minced
1T capers 
1T caper juice
  • 1c cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3c pitted, sliced green olives 
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2t chopped fresh oregano 
2t olive oil 
2 red snapper fillets, cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. In a heated skillet with olive oil, cook onions until translucent
  3. Add garlic and stir
  4. Add capers and caper juice and stir
  5. Add tomatoes, olives, jalapeño pepper and stir.
  6. Cook all for 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  7. Add oregano
  8. Layer in a greased baking dish: 1T of your seasoned mix, snapper filets, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, more seasoned mix, and lime juice.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes until fish is white and flaky

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