Key Lime Poached Mutton Snapper Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6 servings


  • 1 whole mutton snapper fish, about 2 pounds
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup Key Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Additional 2 tablespoons Key Lime Juice
How to cook Key Lime Poached Mutton Snapper:
  • Combine 1 1/2 cups of water, lime juice and salt and stir until dissolved in a glass dish.
  • Add the mutton snapper fish to liquid and allow to marinate for 1 hour. Drain the fish. In a poaching pan combine remaining 2 cups of water, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and parsley and bring to a boil. Reduce.
  • Heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the fish and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when prodded gently with a fork.
  • Easily, remove fish from the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat and reduce the liquid.
  • To 1/2 cup of liquid add 2 tablespoons of lime juice and pour sauce over warm poached snapper.


The Key Lime Poached Mutton Snapper recipe easy to cook and so good!


The mutton snapper is a fish of the Lutjanidae family. Largely a Caribbean species, they can be found from North Carolina to South America. In the Florida keys they may be encountered in shallow water, over coralline bottom. It is tinted red in color with backs tan or green, with a prominent dot on their tails. Mutton snapper is considered by most as excellent table fare. Like most of most of the snapper family, the meat is white, flaky and light; and is excellent prepared in a variety of ways.

This recipe for Key Lime Poached Mutton Snapper serves/makes: 4 - 6 servings

The Key Lime Poached Mutton Snapper recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Snapper (more Snapper recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: Caribbean (more Caribbean recipes)

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