Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 teaspoon cumin seeds

  2. 4, 6 to 7 ounces, red snapper fillets, skinned

  3. 4 tablespoon olive oil

  4. 1 large onion, sliced

  5. 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

  6. 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin

  7. 1 1/2 pound plum tomatoes, cut into chunks

  8. 2, 3 inch, strips fresh orange zest, removed with a vegetable peeler

  9. 1/4 cup dry white wine

  10. 1/4 cup fresh orange juice

  11. 1/4 cup chopped flat leafed parsley leaves

  12. 2, 7 inch long, zucchini, each about 1/2 pound Garnish: flat leafed parsley sprigs

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. : Preheat oven to 450F. In a small dry heavy skillet, toast seeds over moderate heat, shaking skillet, until fragrant, being careful not to burn them, and cool. Brush an ovenproof skillet large enough to hold red snapper fillets in one layer with 3 tablespoons oil and cook onion over moderate heat, stirring, 5 minutes, or until softened and slightly golden. Stir in seeds, cinnamon, and garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add tomatoes and zest and cook, stirring, 5 minutes or until tomatoes are slightly softened. Stir in wine and cook, stirring, until most of liquid is evaporated. Remove pan from heat and stir in orange juice, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Pat fillets dry and season with salt and pepper. Trim ends of zucchini and with a mandoline or other hand held slicing device, slice zucchini lengthwise into about twenty eight 1/8 inch thick strips. On a work surface, arrange fillets in one layer and place about 7 zucchini strips crosswise on top of each fillet, overlapping them slightly and leaving ends of fillet exposed. Carefully tuck ends of zucchini strips under each fillet and with a long spatula, transfer zucchini wrapped fillets, zucchini strip ends down, to tomato sauce. Fillets should be in one layer. Brush tops of fillets with remaining tablespoon oil and bake fillets in skillet in middle of oven 15 to 20 minutes, or until just cooked through. Discard zest and divide fillets and sauce among 4 plates. Garnish fillets with parsley.


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