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Cajun Red Snapper Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Cajun Red Snapper

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"A spicy red snapper dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. On a large piece of wax paper, mix together paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, basil, garlic powder, and oregano.
  2. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter or margarine with oil. Brush both sides of the snapper filets with the butter mixture, reserve the remaining butter mixture. Coat both sides of the filets with the seasoning-mixture.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it. Drizzle half of the remaining butter-oil mixture on one side of fish fillets. Place fillets butter side down in pan. Cook over a high heat until the fish is deeply browned, about 5 minutes. Drizzle remaining butter-mixture over the fish and flip the fish over. Cook until fish is browned and flakes when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes more. Season to taste with salt.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 02, 2007

This recipe turned out pretty well overall. I cooked the fish in a regular non-stick pan, cut out most of the butter (I used the olive oil instead), and added a splash of fresh lemon juice to the fish as it was cooking. Because I'd read the reviews before making the recipe, I cooked the fish on medium (covered, five minutes on each side), and didn't have any problems with it burning or smoking.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2011

My husband used this recipe when I found fresh snapper at a fish market. He followed the directions exactly and found that all we tasted was pepper. I give it two stars only because our dislike may have more to do with personal taste. It was totally unedible to us.

 
Jul 20, 2007

This was really great....a bit spicy but we love spicy. I rubbed the seasoning on the fish and let it marinade in the refrigerator for an hour then I baked it in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes (lightly grease baking pan). Served over broccoli/cheese rice with a side of spinach. YUMMY!

 
Oct 09, 2003

Tastes great, but a word to the wise: keep that stove on medium! Our skillet got a little too hot and we ended up with crispy cajun red snapper. The spices are great on it, just make sure the skillet doesn't get too hot!

 
Sep 16, 2003

Make this seasoning, put in an empty seasoning shaker and have it ready on your rack for a delicious, easy meal.

 
Apr 04, 2005

My Family loved this. I cooked it in the oven instead of the grill.

 
Oct 06, 2003

After preparing the spices/herbs I realized that I didn't have snapper on hand like I thought. We had cajun cod instead. I highly recommend this recipe for any type of white fish.

 
Apr 14, 2007

Oh my, this was good. The only thing I added were buttered parmesan breadcrumbs on top to make a crunchy coating. The spiciness was fantastic with the fish. I actually made this twice in one week. Such an easy recipe because almost everyone has these ingredients in their pantry.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 34.8 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

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

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