Snapper, Vermillion

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Species Name:
Rhomboplites aurorubens
Sustainability Rating:

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What:

The vermilion snapper or beeliner, Rhomboplites aurorubens, is a species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Bermuda including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to Brazil.

When:
Available Sporadically Year-Round
Where/How:

YellowWhere  – USA

How – Wild Caught/Longline

GreyWhere – Imported

How – Wild Caught/Longline

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Characteristics

CharacteristicsLike most snappers, Vermillion Snapper has a delicate, sweet flavor that cooks up firm and flakey.

For Your Menu

MenuPan sear or saute Vermillion Snapper fillets, they can also be baked, broiled or featured in a variety of other recipes.  Depending on the size of the fish available, this is also a good choice for whole fish preparations.

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffVermillion Snapper is a good choice for people who don’t like “fishy” fish. Its delicate flavor and texture make it a mild option.


For Your Retail Display

Retail Make sure you highlight the beautiful color of this bright snapper! Maybe even order some whole fish for your case.