Friday, December 3, 2021

Capt. Rapps’ local Snapper with cool and fresh mango salsa

Fresh fish for dinner. Photos by Capt. Pete Rapps

Fresh fish for dinner. Photos by Capt. Pete Rapps

By Capt. Pete Rapps


Here is a cool and fresh recipe for a hot summer night that will impress all of your guests! The ingredients are fresh and readily available at any market. It’s quick and easy to make. On a scale of 1-5 (1 being easiest – 5 be­ing most difficult) I give it a 2. This is one of those recipes that EVERYONE should make at least once! It’s off the hook!


  • 8 small snapper fillets (or any other small fresh local fish fillets)
  • Captain Rapps’ Everglades City All Y’all Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 ripe Kiwi
  • 1/2 sweet yellow peppers
  • 1/2 sweet green peppers
  • 1/2 sweet Vidalia Onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped Cilantro
  • 1/2 fresh diced jalapeño pepper (seeds and ribs removed)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1 lemon


Make sure you prepare the fruit salad first. Dice Mango, kiwi, sweet peppers, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper and mix together in medium stainless or glass bowl. Add salt, pepper, sugar, and juice from one lemon and stir. Cover and put in fridge for about 1 hour.

Heat olive oil in pan on medium heat. Coat Snapper fillets completely with Cap­tain Rapps’ Everglades City All Y’all Seasoning. Cook in

Finished Snapper with fresh mango salsa.

Finished Snapper with fresh mango salsa.

olive oil on medium heat about 4 to 5 minutes per side, just un­til it begins to flake with a fork.

Serve hot snapper on plates, and serve cold fruit salsa in separate bowl. Put de­sired amount of fruit salsa on your plated fish and eat it up!

Captain Rapps Seasonings are avail­able to purchase online at: His line of super-premium seasonings are blended with the freshest herbs and spices, are all low in salt, & contain NO MSG.

Capt. Rapps has been fishing the Cho­koloskee area for just over 20 years. He of­fers expert guided, light tackle, near shore, and backwater fishing trips in the Ever­glades National Park. If you are looking for a fun, easy going, and enjoyable day fishing and exploring in the Everglades National Park, look no further. Capt. Rapps and his guides accommodate all men, women, & children of all ages, experienced or not, and those with special needs. Between their vast knowledge & experience of the area, and easy going demeanors, you are guar­anteed to have a great day. Book your char­ter 24/7 with his online booking calendar, and see his first class web site for Booking info, Videos, Recipes, Seasonings, and more at

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