Cajun Red Snapper

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 133.0
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.9 mg
  • Sodium: 73.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g

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Number of Servings: 2


    two 4- ounce red snapper fillets
    2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon salted butter, melted
    1 fl oz lemon juice



Heat a heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat until very hot..

Sprinkle cayenne pepper over both sides of the fish in the hot pan for 2 to 3 minutes, until the bottom is dark brown....

Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon melted butter over each fillet. Trun fish over drizzle blackened side of fish with remaining butter.. cook 2 to 3 minutes, untill the other side is dark brown...

Drizzle with lemon juice. Serve hot....

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRICELESS247.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe works better if the butter is melted and the fish dipped in the butter before sprinkling it with the cayenne. Then pan fry until both sides are dark brown. - 6/2/09

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  • Good
    The flavor was nice (if you like it very spicy) but the seasoned fish on a bare pan smoked extensively. (It's not fun to inhale a lungful of red pepper!) I agree with the poster who recommends dipping in the butter before seasoning. - 1/16/12

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  • Very Good
    I think i used to much pepper but it was still great! - 2/15/10

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  • Very Good
    Was good, needed a lot of lemon juice. - 7/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    good :) - 5/8/09

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