Vermilion Snapper

MILD SWEET FLAVOR. DELICATE WHITE FLAKES.

NICKNAME Beeliners
AVAILABLE year-round
LANDED AT Morehead City, NC; Surf City, NC; Oak Island, NC
CATCH METHOD hook ‘n line
A GREAT SOURCE OF selenium
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Vermilion snapper are a brilliant shade of red. They spend their lives schooling on the seafloor eating shrimp, crabs, and small fish. Think of them as a smaller cousin to Red Snapper.

Vermilion snapper have a mild and slightly sweet flavor. The fish pairs well with flavors like cilantro, ginger, and soy sauce. Recipes calling for steamed, sauteed, and baked are favorable for this fish.