Chase went to Leelee's fish market in Tempe this week. He brought home the most delicious Red Snapper and Catfish. I've never cooked Red Snapper before so I looked up some recipes on the internet. I usually find the best recipes on allrecipes.com and searching for the one with the highest ratings. It worked like a charm this time too. This fish was light and yummy with a thin crust of spices.
Cajun Style Blackened Snapper
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground white pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 (6 ounce) fillets red snapper
- 1 1/2 cups butter, melted
- In a small bowl, mix together paprika, cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and oregano.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat for 10 minutes, or until extremely hot.
- 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.