How to make roasted red snapper and shrimp

The roasted red snapper and shrimp is a Spanish dish, which also became popular in other places like Texas and Louisiana. The dish is popular because of the perfect combination of red snapper fish found mostly in Atlantic side with shrimps. It includes the perfect blend of all spices along with the fish and shrimp. You can serve this dish at dinner with some bread slices for additional taste.

Roasted red snapper and shrimp

Complexity level: Moderate

Time taken: 30 minutes


  1. Freshly ground black pepper
  2. Wedges of tomato
  3. Parsley
  4. Fresh shrimp
  5. A whole red snapper or some other mild fresh fish of your choice
  6. Olive oil
  7. Wedges of onion
  8. Kosher salt


  1. Try to cook shrimp after you have roasted the fish. Fish if thick can take some time to get cooked.
  2. Heat the oven to 500 degrees Celsius.
  3. Do some seasoning with freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt. Rub it properly with olive oil. Put the fish inside a cazuela and cover it with onion and tomato wedges. Sprinkle some chopped parsely on top of it.
  4. Once you have arranged all the things, place the cazuela inside the oven. Try cooking it in a small wood burning oven as it gives a great fire roasted taste.
  5. If you think that fish is not getting cooked, put some more olive oil so that cooking process will speed up.
  6. When fish is getting roasted, now it’s turn for the shrimps. Shrimp won’t take much time like fish. The process is easy. Try not to experiment with them by adding additional spices for no reason. However put some olive oil, blackpepper and salt so that its taste gets enhanced.
  7. When it is only 5-10 minutes more for fish to get cooked, that time put the shrimp in the cazuela with it.
  8. Keep fish and shrimp to get roasted for five minutes and check them. The color of the shrimp will turn pink and will also smell wonderful. Do not overcook them.
  9. Remove the cazuela from the oven.
  10. Your dish is ready to get served with glass of white wine and good bread.


  1. Try concentrating more on fish, as the cooking time for fish can be more depending on how thick it is. Always start with cooking up fish.
  2. While cooking, measure the fish’s thickness and cook it for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
  3. Keep cooking the fish till you think it is soft enough to chew. Make sure you cook 10 minutes before you take shrimp for cooking.
  4. For better taste, add some spices with onion and pepper.

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