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Pan-Fried Blackened Red Snapper

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe that I came up with one night after finding some red snapper in the freezer. It can also be done with catfish, flounder, perch, or pretty much any white fish. Remember that the thinner the fillet, the shorter the cook time."
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19 m servings 304
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 fillets)


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  1. Mix paprika, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl.
  2. Combine olive oil and butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until butter is melted, about 1 minute. Stir to blend butter into the oil.
  3. Brush some of the olive oil and butter mixture over both sides of each red snapper fillet. Sprinkle paprika mixture over both sides of each fillet.
  4. Heat leftover oil and butter mixture in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry red snapper until flesh flakes easily with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can also used crushed dried onion instead of onion powder.
  • If you like your fish spicy, use more cayenne pepper.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto fish to add a tangy flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 304 calories; 21.1 4.6 24.2 57 2069 Full nutrition

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Really easy and my family loved it on my first attempt!! Served with a white sauce..i