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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
9 mins
total:
19 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 fillets
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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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  • Mix paprika, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

304 calories; protein 24.2g 48% DV; carbohydrates 4.6g 2% DV; fat 21.1g 33% DV; cholesterol 56.9mg 19% DV; sodium 2069.1mg 83% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2019
Really easy and my family loved it on my first attempt!! Served with a white sauce..i Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2019
Really easy and my family loved it on my first attempt!! Served with a white sauce..i Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2020
I was nervous because I thought it would be too spicy, this is very delicious, I forgot to squeeze Lemmon on the fish but came out great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2020
I used smoked sweet paprika. Best fish I've ever made! My husband who's picky about seafood loved it. Read More
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