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BBQ Broiled Red Snapper

BBQ Broiled Red Snapper

Chef John

"If you don't cook fish often, or don't like fish, this broiled red snapper recipe may be just what the doctor ordered. Normally we don't want to cover up the delicate flavors of the seafood, but in this case, we have no choice. It's not like you can't tell you're eating fish, but close enough."
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17 m servings 312 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 40.8 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 448 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, and barbeque sauce in a bowl.
  3. Place red snapper fillets on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt. Spread half the mayonnaise mixture over the top of each fillet and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
  4. Cook under the preheated broil until top is browned and bubbling and fish flakes easily with a fork, rotating the baking sheet if necessary, about 7 minutes.

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I used this recipe on a combo of white trout & speckled trout that we caught off of our dock. It was delicious! Our son who does not like fish said that since we will eat fish again he would lik...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was too sweet and too blah for our taste.

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I used this recipe on a combo of white trout & speckled trout that we caught off of our dock. It was delicious! Our son who does not like fish said that since we will eat fish again he would lik...

This was pretty good, I would have liked stronger flavors, perhaps garlic?

I used fresh red snapper and made the recipe exactly the way it is written. My husband and I loved it! I will definitely make this again.

It was really great. First time we had red snapper my husband really liked it.

This is delicious and easy. You end up with a lot of sauce in the pan, which is delicious on rice.

This is the best recipe for something different on fish. I never tried red snapper before so I trusted chef John and I'm glad I did! My husband and I love it. Super easy and fast and healthy. Th...

This is the first time trying this recipe, I had bought some red snapper wanted another way to cook it The recipe was quick and easy to make. My family enjoyed it, I think I was heavy handed on ...

This was the best snapper recipe I have tried. Very moist. Really flavorful. This was a hit in our house in would make this again.

I must admit, this recipe didn't sound too appealing. But I do admire Chef John and had never cooked red snapper before, so thought I'd try this simple recipe. OMG!! It was surprisingly delic...

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