Cajun Style Blackened Snapper

Cajun Style Blackened Snapper


"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!"


25 m servings 806 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 806 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 72 g
  • 111%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 245 mg
  • 82%
  • Sodium:
  • 2312 mg
  • 92%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and oregano.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat for 10 minutes, or until extremely hot.
  3. Dip fish into melted butter, and sprinkle each fillet generously with the seasoning mixture. Place the fish fillets in the hot skillet. Pour 1 tablespoon of butter over each fillet. Cook until the coating on the underside of the fillet turns black, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the fish over. Pour another tablespoon of butter over the fish, and cook for 2 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
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  1. 180 Ratings


This recipe was fabulous! I cooked it on the grill, instead of in a skillet and served it on a bed of linguine in a garlic butter sauce. The subtlty of the linguine balanced well with the bold...

I have been looking for a seasoning mix to use for blackened fish and chicken. This was really easy and the snapper was great! I also put the spice mix in my steamed cauliflower and it was won...

This was pretty good. I used it on fresh Tilapia fillets since I couldn't find red snapper. Using a cast iron skillet works great.

Keeping Hubs' sensitive innards in mind, I cut back significantly on the cayenne pepper, to only 1/2 tsp., which worked out well. I used smoked paprika, but I'm sure sweet paprika would be equal...

I cooked this tonight. My husband and I were not pleased with it. It tasted plain, didn't have any flavor, except burn taste. I would recommend you to sprinkle some salt while the fish still ...

This recipe is super fast and easy! My husband and I loved the wonderful flavor. The only downside is that it smokes- a lot.

It was excellent!! My husband doesn't really like fish, but he raves about this recipe. We're from and still live in New Orleans, so we're used to spice. I must say that this recipe has a lit...

Little to spicy, lessen cayyene pepper for perfect taste.

Wife was sick, so I had to cook... This was easy and it turned out great!!! Carefull it'll smoke up the house a bit.