Pepper-Rubbed Red Snapper Recipe
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Pepper-Rubbed Red Snapper Recipe

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"I found the recipe for Pepper-Rubbed Red Snapper several years ago while living in Corpus Christie.It's often requested when guests visit and sure comes in handy when the boys come home with a great catch."—Windy Byrd, Sweeny, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 red snapper fillets (8 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 298 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 45g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Dip fillets in butter, then rub with spice mixture.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook fillets over medium-high heat for 2-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pepper-Rubbed Red Snapper in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p15

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 246446
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"A great, quick recipe. My snapper filets were still partly frozen, but came out fine anyway. I served it with lightly butter rice and a tossed salad."

semoore User ID: 2098741 99344
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"Cooked this on the grill just the way recipe was written. Just the right amount of spice. Delicious!"

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 170816
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"I tried this recipe after my mother raved about it - our whole family loves it! Great flavor for minimal work. I use Tilapia."

hotstuff123 User ID: 6002705 170815
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I've made this for my husband and he's picky about fish but he can't say enough about how he loves it. I've used used it on several different kinds of fish and they all come out beautifully. I cook it in a combination of 1 tbsp. veg. oil and 1 tbsp. butter and it gets a wonderful, crispy coating."

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