• 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Cup sherry vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste



In large sautépan, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat; brown onions, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add raisins and sugar and cook another 2 minutes. Add vinegar, salt and pepper, simmering until almost no liquid remains. Reserve.


  • 4 yellowtail snapper fillets (about 6 oz each)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 13/4 Teaspoons cumin, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup black olives, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup capers, rinsed
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/4 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1/3 Cup dry sherry
  • 1/3 Cup sherry vinegar
  • 11/2 Teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 11/2 Teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • 11/2 Teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/3 Cup chicken stock
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 slices French bread, toasted

Snapper Fillets

Rub fillets with salt, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. In large skillet, heat olive oil, adding fillets and sear until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to serving plates.

Add garlic to pan and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in onions, reserving 1/2 cup for the bread, along with olives, capers, tomato, raisins, sherry and vinegar, stirring constantly until some of liquid evaporates. Add herbs, stock and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin and continue cooking until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat, gradually adding butter and adjusting the seasoning. Spoon over snapper and top with the toasted bread and reserved onions.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 720 (Calories from Fat 48%); Total Fat 39 ( Saturated Fat 13; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 110; Sodium 600; Potassium 1263; Total Carbohydrate 53; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 31; Protein 40; Calcium 136; Iron 3;

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