Snapper Recipes

Looking for snapper recipes? Allrecipes has more than 50 trusted snapper recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Baked Snapper with Chilies, Ginger and Basil

Rating: 4.72 stars
Almost any whole fish can be cooked with this method, but snapper or sea bass are particularly good with the Thai flavors. If you can find it, try fresh galangal in place of the ginger, the flavor is unique.

Veracruz-Style Red Snapper

Rating: 4.88 stars
I like red snapper for this, but any white, flaky fish will work. By the way, many Veracruz-style fish recipes call for pickled jalapenos, but I think there's plenty of acidity in this from the lime and tomatoes, so I like the fresh pepper a little more.

Grilled Stuffed Red Snapper

Rating: 4.59 stars
You can either stuff the fish with the seafood filling or simplify this recipe for yourself by spooning the stuffing on top of each fish fillet.

Baked Snapper with Mandarin Oranges, Cashews and Ginger

Rating: 3.81 stars
Snapper is baked with a deliciously spicy orange and ginger sauce then served with a garnish of chopped cashews and green onion.
By Anonymous

Cajun Style Blackened Snapper

Rating: 4.56 stars
Fillets of red snapper are coated with a mixture of pepper and herbs, then cooked at high heat until the coating blackens. Spicy and delicious!

Jamaican Fried Snapper

Rating: 4.8 stars
We cooked this traditional 'escovitch' dish of fried fish with my grandmother the night before church, so we could serve it after the service the next day at a large communal meal.

Pan Seared Red Snapper

Rating: 4.11 stars
This is great for a gourmet taste on a tight schedule. Also, my husband, who isn't a fish fan, requests this recipe! Drizzle sauce over fish, and serve with vegetables.

Cajun Blackened Redfish

Rating: 4.53 stars
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!!!

Sinigang na Isda sa Miso (Fish Stew with Miso)

Rating: 4 stars
This is a popular Filipino soup dish usually eaten for lunch with rice. Several variations of this soup dish abound in the Philippines. However, I suggest that the green chiles should never be excluded.

Pan-Fried Blackened Red Snapper

Rating: 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.

Baked Fish with Shrimp

Rating: 4.33 stars
Easy and delicious way to impress your family and guests with a recipe that's almost too simple! The fillets are covered with cooked shrimp and a simple white sauce. Grated Parmesan cheese is sprinkled over the top of this baked dish. Grouper, snapper, and catfish are all good choices for this recipe.

Cajun Red Snapper

Rating: 4.42 stars
A spicy red snapper dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Florns' Chinese Steamed Fish

"We loved it. I used two Roma tomatoes, a pack of shiitake mushrooms, and tilapia in a rice cooker. We steamed it for 25 minutes. Will definitely make again!" – angie

Baked Fish Dinner For Two

Rating: 3.81 stars

A fish dinner that is steamed in the oven to bring all the flavors of the veggies and fish to your pallet. Choose a firm, white fleshed fish like cod, scrod, or bass to make this dish. You may use green, red or yellow bell peppers. No need for a side dish unless you 're really hungry, but then again ... dessert!