Species Name:Lutjanus colorado
Grey – Unranked
One of the recognized species in the Lutjanus genus of snappers.
Where: Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Panama
How: Wild Caught; longline
Colorado snapper is not often available – mainly due to restrictive management put in place to help manage populations. However, when we do get this fish in, put it on your specials board – it’s delicious! Works great with fresh spring herbs and vegetables.
For Your Menu
Colorado Snapper is a real treat – with a mild, slightly sweet flavor, it cooks up moist and flaky. A versatile fish; roast it, bake it, grill it, saute it or feature it whole (when sizing is right). Like most snappers, it has great customer appeal!
For Your Waitstaff
This snapper is a perfect fish – even for people who claim they don’t like fish. It’s so mild and delicious.
For Your Retail Display
Snappers make a great addition to your retail case – whole and fillet fish!