Red Snapper with Oranges

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Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

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Red snapper, the queen of Campeche, is cloaked in a peppery tomato sauce when served “à la Creole” or “Vera Cruz.” But before the Spaniards brought tomatoes north from south of the border, they had brought from Seville the bitter oranges we now associate with marmalade. From their seeds wild oranges proliferated along the gulf coast from Louisiana to Florida, so much so that by the time William Bartram traveled in the South in 1789 he found the Seminóles steaming red snapper with wild orang