Herb-Crusted Red Snapper Recipe
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Herb-Crusted Red Snapper Recipe

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An appetizing blend of herbs complements the mild flavor of these flaky fillets from field editor Nella Parker of Hersey, Michigan. Red pepper flakes give the entree its zip.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 red snapper fillets (5 ounces each), skin removed
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 200 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 681 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides.
  2. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Herb-Crusted Red Snapper in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 200 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 681 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

This is an excellent recipe. However, I spent $18 on two red snapper filets. I'm not complaining about the cost, but the strong herb mix (although delicious) completely covered up the taste of the fish. I think this is the reason for other comments saying that their non-fish loving husbands loved this recipe. That being said, the next time I make this I will be using a much cheaper fish. Great recipe! Thank you.

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

My husband hates fish. I told him I bought fresh red snapper and he curled his lip. But after tasting this recipe he asked if I still had another filet so we could have it again. That is what you call a successful recipe!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

My husband is a sworn fish hater, but he and my toddler both love this! I usually use it for salmon instead of snapper.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

My hubby made this recipe for dinner the other night and it was positively AWESOME!

We will definitely make these filets over and over again!

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