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All About Snapper



Various species of this fish can be sold under the name snapper. Snapper are generally found on coral reefs. The length and weight of the fish varies between species. It has a firm, lean to semi-fatty white flesh that flakes easily and is very delicate and flavourful.

Culinary tips and advice

You will find snapper, whole or in fillets, in your METRO fishmonger's display. It works well to most cooking methods, including grilling, steaming, oven-baking, poaching, pan-frying, cooking in parchment or simply in ceviche.

It is delicious when served with foods with unusual tastes such as coconut, mango and chili peppers.


Snapper is available throughout the year.

Nutritional value

Snapper is a semi-fatty fish. For the weight conscious, steaming, poaching or cooking in parchment would be the wise choice.

Snapper is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A and high-quality protein. It also contains selenium and zinc.

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Storage life

Fresh snapper should be cooked as soon as possible after purchase.

 Refrigerator 4° C (40° F)Freezer -18° C (-4° F)
Fresh snapper2 to 3 days4 to 6 months
Cooked snapper1 to 2 days------