Justin Walker
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20 MIN
Serves : 4

Seared snapper and a crisp, fresh salsa may seem an unlikely match for a lush Oregon Pinot Noir, but James Briscione, author of The Flavor Matrix, says their affinity goes to a molecular level: The wine has notes of rose, of which apples are a relative. The lighter strawberry notes in the wine are equally matched with fresh strawberries in the salsa.    Slideshow: More Red Snapper Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Using a sharp knife, make 
3 (2-inch-long) cuts in skin of each fish fillet. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add fish to pan, skin side down, and cook until skin is crisp and fish is mostly cooked through, about 7 minutes. Carefully flip fillets, and cook until fish is opaque and flaky, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from pan, and keep warm.

Step 2    

Combine apple, tomatoes, and strawberries in a bowl. Season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 
1/4 teaspoon pepper, and toss gently to combine. Add basil, olive oil, and vinegar, and toss again. Serve immediately with snapper fillets. 

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