Cajun Red Snapper


A red snapper recipe with spicy Cajun seasoning.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 (6 ounce) fillets red snapper

  • salt to taste


  1. Mix paprika, black pepper, thyme, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper on a large piece of wax paper.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with oil. Brush both sides of snapper fillets with butter-oil mixture; reserve remaining butter-oil mixture. Coat both sides of fillets with paprika mixture.

  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it.

  4. Drizzle 1/2 of the remaining butter-oil mixture on one side of fish fillets. Place fillets butter-side down in the hot skillet; cook until deeply browned, about 5 minutes. Drizzle remaining butter-oil mixture over fillets and flip over. Cook until fish is browned and flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes more. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
9g Fat
1g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 719mg 15%

* 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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