Delicious, quick and easy dish to prepare! Best when caught fresh, but can use frozen. Made this recipe up when I was about 14, still it is one of my favorites!!!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low heat; cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the cayenne pepper, black pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder and salt. Set aside.

  • Dip the filets into the melted butter, then coat with the seasoning mixture.

  • In a large skillet over high heat, sear fish on each side for 2 minutes or until slightly charred.

  • Place in a 11x7 inch baking dish and pour the Italian dressing onto each filet. Cover baking dish and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until flaky and tender.

Nutrition Facts

454.4 calories; 20.3 g protein; 8.9 g carbohydrates; 102.2 mg cholesterol; 2077.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
My husband is from Nawlins (New Orleans to the Northerners). He says this recipe is the REAL thing...very authentic. It really is delicious. I made one without the cayenne for our son. It also tasted great though to my surprise he liked the spicy one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2004
my family thought that the fish was a bit to spicy. next time i make this dish i'll have to tone down the peppers Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
My husband is from Nawlins (New Orleans to the Northerners). He says this recipe is the REAL thing...very authentic. It really is delicious. I made one without the cayenne for our son. It also tasted great though to my surprise he liked the spicy one. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2004
my family thought that the fish was a bit to spicy. next time i make this dish i'll have to tone down the peppers Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
I like fish a lot and this is my first try with a cajun do. Terrific! I goofed a little in not having the pan quite hot enf to sear -- I nearly cooked the fish in this step! I had also changed a little by using some olive oil in the pan because fridge temperature fish dipped in melted butter just caused butter globs on the first piece and nothing for the rest. I sprinkled the mixed spices onto each piece with clean fingers...tidier that way. We had it with ratatouille and a bottle of zinfindel. Killer good! I will do again and after searing just simmer in a little of the dressing instead of baking which IMO is an unnecessary drying out step. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2012
Big taste difference from the Louisiana original (from Chef Paul Prudhomme) with half of the spices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
If you like hot and spicy cajun food you'll love this recipe. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2005
Great recipe! I changed a few things. Used sea bass instead of redfish. Reduced cayenne pepper to 1/2 teaspoon and added 1/2 teaspoon ginger. Didn't have lemon pepper so added extra teaspoon black pepper. Used 1/2 teaspoon of "fake" salt. Sprayed on olive oil instead of butter. Made Good Seasons Italian dressing. Dressing called for 1/4 cup white wine vinegar. I put 3 tablespoons of raspberry blush balsamic vinegar and filled rest of 1/4 cup with balsamic vinegar. The balsamic vinegar gives is a subtle sweetness. (um, not very Cajun, but tasty!) My wife said that, "it is a restaurant grade dish". I don't know about all of that, but it was very tasty and I appreciated her compliment! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2005
While this recipe does sound tasty members should be aware that it is not the original authentic "Blackend Redfish" that was made famous in New Orleans and around the world. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Smply Delisious! I will try this dish again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
I tried this recipe for supper and my husband and I agreed it was delicious! I was skeptical about the salad dressing but it made a wonderful sauce. I used "lite" salad dressing by the way. This is a recipe I will definitely make again! Read More
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