Cayenne Snapper

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280.8
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.5 mg
  • Sodium: 144.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 40.1 g

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Spicy and healthy! Spicy and healthy!
Number of Servings: 3


    Paprika, 1 tsp
    Pepper, red or cayenne, 1 tsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tsp
    Thyme, ground, 1 tsp
    Basil, 1 tsp
    Garlic powder, 1 tsp
    Oregano, ground, 1 tbsp
    I cant believe its not butter, 2 tbsp
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tbsp
    Snapper (fish), 450 grams


Get 3 small fillets, and each fillet is a serving! Side it with a spinach saute and 2tbs mashed potatoes= really filling tastebud heaven, perfect for your diet :D

1. On a large piece of wax paper, mix together paprika, cayenne, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, basil, garlic, and oregano.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with oil.
3. Brush both sides of snapper fillets with butter mixture, reserve remaining.
4. Coat both sides of fillets with seasoning mixture.
5. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it.
6. Drizzle half of remaining butter mixture on one side of the fillets and place fillets butter side down in pan.
7. Cook over high heat until the fish is deeply browned.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HHHBYE.

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was quick and easy to make. We did not have snapper, so I made it with halibut and it was very tasty. This is different from what I usually do with fish, and a welcome change. I added a Tbsp. of whole wheat flour to the spice mix to the spice mix to help it stick to the fish. - 6/26/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This might be a great rub for chicken, as well. I think I will give that a try for dinner tonight! Thank you. - 10/9/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 T oil and 1 T smart balance and that was plenty..could have probably gotten by with just cooking spray in the non stick pan. This was very good! - 8/1/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe did not go over well with our family. - 4/29/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very tasty - 10/8/07

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