Blackened Snapper

Cajun-Style Blackened Snapper

Red snapper fillets are coated with a dry spice mixture flavored with herbs, then cooked at high heat until blackened. Spicy and delicious!

Recipe by Sandra Updated on November 4, 2022
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

2 tablespoons paprika

1 tablespoon salt

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1 ½ teaspoons ground white pepper

1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried oregano

4 (6 ounce) fillets red snapper

1 ½ cups butter, melted

Mix paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, and oregano together in a small bowl.

Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat until extremely hot, about 10 minutes.

Dip fish fillets into melted butter and sprinkle each fillet generously with seasoning mixture.

Place fish fillets in the hot skillet and pour 1 tablespoon of butter over each fillet. Cook until coating on the underside of fillet turns black, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn fillets over and pour another tablespoon of butter over each fillet; cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes more.



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