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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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, and barbeque sauce in a bowl.

  • Place red snapper fillets on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the top of each fillet and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 40.8g 82% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 77.9mg 26% DV; sodium 331.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2014
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 like it to be made like this recipe and that he prefers this recipe over fried fish. My husband loved the sauce and kept heaping it on. Our other son ate fish until the pan was empty. It was a huge hit at our house. I had some very spicy homemade BBQ sauce on hand that I used and I put a little extra BBQ in the sauce for extra flavor. I do not like my food to be mouth burning so I substituted smoked paprika for the cayenne. The fish turned out wonderfully moist and flavorful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2018
Basically mixed the mayo with salsa and it was a good toping with broccoli on the side. However the recipe said to cook 7 min I cooked 9 and it really needed 11-12 min. The fish was undercooked Read More
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  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2014
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 like it to be made like this recipe and that he prefers this recipe over fried fish. My husband loved the sauce and kept heaping it on. Our other son ate fish until the pan was empty. It was a huge hit at our house. I had some very spicy homemade BBQ sauce on hand that I used and I put a little extra BBQ in the sauce for extra flavor. I do not like my food to be mouth burning so I substituted smoked paprika for the cayenne. The fish turned out wonderfully moist and flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2018
Delicious and super easy. I followed another reviewers idea and added paprika instead of cayenne, but I also sprinkled some red pepper flakes on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2018
The only change I made was to eliminate the cayenne pepper. Instead I dusted the fish lightly with a Penzy Barbeque powder. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2014
This was pretty good I would have liked stronger flavors perhaps garlic? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2015
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 cayenne though but still tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2016
It was really great. First time we had red snapper my husband really liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2018
Super easy I had all the sauce ingredients on hand. Will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2018
Basically mixed the mayo with salsa and it was a good toping with broccoli on the side. However the recipe said to cook 7 min I cooked 9 and it really needed 11-12 min. The fish was undercooked Read More