Cajun-Crusted Snapper Fillets Recipe -
Cajun-Crusted Snapper Fillets Recipe
  • READY IN 16 mins

Cajun-Crusted Snapper Fillets

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"Spicy snapper, Cajun-style."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    16 mins


  1. Toss together bread crumbs, Cajun seasoning, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the buttermilk. Toss the fish with the flour, shake off the excess, and dip into the egg. Shake off excess egg, and press into breadcrumb mixture. Set aside.
  2. Heat about 1/8 inch of oil in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side until the fish flakes easily and has browned nicely.
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Sep 28, 2008

This was very tasty!! I used fat free mayo instead of the buttermilk and baked in the oven and it turned out fine. I will do this one again!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

Jul 16, 2010

Really great, easy meal, but I did greatly increase the amount of cajun seasoning. I used about two or three tablespoons.


11 Ratings

Aug 04, 2009

Unbelievable flavour & texture! I used crushed up toasted bread (it was poppy-seed bread) and I used cajun & fajita spice for flavour. A great way to add flavour and texture to snapper or any other white fish.

Jul 29, 2011

Delicious and the batter stayed on wonderfullly! Would've given 5 stars except I increased the Cajun seasoning to 2 Tablespoons - using 1.5 t would not have been enough "Cajun" in my opinion. Will use this recipe go forward - thanks!

Feb 26, 2014

Good stuff. Cooked exactly as presented here. Will need to increase the "Cajun" next time. (1T, I think) But there WILL be a next time! Thanks for sharing!!

Jan 30, 2014

simple way to cook fresh fish indoors, but add extra cajun seasoning. its a little bland as is

Jun 20, 2011

excellent...I used cracker crumbs and added 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning and 1 teaspoon salt. Perfect. My husband loved it and I can see using this recipe over and over! thanks

Aug 30, 2013

Excellent. 5 stars for flavour, crunch, moistness and simplicity. I cut the recipe in half for the two of us and increased the Cajun spice to 1 Tbsp. Still mild enough to taste the fish. Next time I'll cut the amount of buttermilk and breadcrumbs each by another 1/2 cup to reduce waste.


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  • Calories
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.6 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 158 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 48.9 g
  • 98%
  • Sodium
  • 795 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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