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Adobo Red Snapper with Confetti Couscous

plate of adobo seasoned red snapper with couscous and vegetables with a lime on top

In case you haven’t noticed, I really enjoy cooking fish for dinner.  I’ve talked to many people who seem intimidated by working with fish, but it’s really so easy and has saved me many nights when I’m in a pinch to get something quick and healthy together.  I purchase a lot of my fish frozen, from Costco or Publix…and I prefer and try to buy only wild.  I don’t think I was comfortable cooking fish a few years ago as much as I am now…so if you’re new to it, just experiment with different techniques and recipes.  My favorite way to cook it is pan seared like in this recipe or broiled like this Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze…it’s quick, easy clean up and I really love the seasoned texture it gets after it’s cooked.

plate of couscous with green onions, black beans, red pepper, and a lime slice with adobo seasoned red snapper

As far as a side dish for a busy night, you really can’t get any quicker than cooking up some couscous.  I normally like to kick it up a bit by adding chopped veggies and eating almost like a salad but at room temperature.  Play around with flavors and ingredients…this Adobo Lime Fish with Confetti Couscous was very light and perfect for a nice summer meal.

plate of adobo seasoned red snapper on top of couscous with green onions, black beans, and red peppers


Adobo Red Snapper with Confetti Couscous

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Stovetop

Trying to add more fish in to your diet? Add this Adobo Lime Fish with Confetti Couscous to your meal plan for a ridiculously quick and perfectly light meal to your week!


  • 1 lb red snapper, if frozen defrost in fridge or under cold running water (I used frozen from Publix)
  • 1 1/2tsp Adobo seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 box couscous (I like to use Near East)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 23 green onions, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup drained and rinsed black beans (I like to use Bush’s)
  • juice from 12 limes


  1. Prepare couscous according to cooking directions, I like to use only half of the seasoning packet to reduce the sodium. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Take fish fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle adobo seasoning on both sides of fish fillets and gently place into pan. Cook fish fillets 3-4 minutes on each side until slightly browned and flaky.
  3. While fish is cooking, fluff your couscous with a fork and add chopped veggies, beans and lime juice. Gently toss to combine. Taste for salt and pepper.

More fish recipes:

Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers

Salmon Spinach Bake

Chili Rubbed Fish with Quinoa Salad

close ups of adobo red snapper and confetti couscous

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21 comments on “Adobo Red Snapper with Confetti Couscous”

  1. I am loving the couscous on the side!

  2. I have been eating tons of fresh fish so this looks wonderful and I love the couscous with it!

  3. I could dive right into these photos! Fish is my favorite thing to prepare & I too used to avoid cooking it. So simple, quick, easy and utterly delicious. Amazing how much less it costs to prepare fish at home than order it in a restaurant. The couscous is a great side 🙂 xo

  4. Ok seriously- when does your cooking show on food network start? You need to try out for next food network star…seriously. This looks just perfect. Fresh, beautiful, light

  5. That looks amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I’ve never cooked snapper before – you make it look/sound easy lady! Love the look of that couscous – so colorful!

  7. Beautiful recipe! I love all the great colors and fresh ingredients. We really enjoy cooking fish here and pan searing is such a great way to do it.

  8. This is not only delicious but healthy too.

  9. Another great fish recipe Aggie. I agree, the more you cook fish/seafood, the easier it gets. It really is a simple preparation to bake, broil, pan-sear or grill. And the health benefits are huge!

  10. Great fish recipe. I love it!

  11. What a lovely fresh and healthy meal! I’m a huge fan of couscous for the same reason 🙂

  12. Another pretty, healthy dish from you, Aggie! You can tell by the colors that this dish is just bursting with flavor and vitamins.

  13. Confetti is right! That couscous looks like a party on a plate!

    I love fish for dinner and this looks incredible.

  14. This looks really delicious…you seem to be a good photographer and a great cook.

  15. I love fish too, though I very rarely venture away from Tilapia…but only because of cost. This recipe sounds wonderful!
    Also, I gave you an award today, come check it out

  16. What a beautiful meal!! Although I think all of your food photos are amazingly perfectly pretty!! 🙂


  17. Beautiful meal!! I adore fish for dinner but I don’t cook it as often as I should, that is something we are changing. I can’t wait to add your dish to our menu.

  18. YUM! Can I come over for dinner?

  19. Sounds wonderful – how do you think that Israeli couscous would be in this?