Honey-Lime Red Snapper

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + marinating Broil: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 06, 2023
“If you can’t find snapper, you can substitute most any firm white fish. And if you can’t find key lime juice, use regular lime juice.” —Ken Hulme, Venice, Florida note: as reader suggests, regular lime juice can be used if you can't find key lime juice


  • 3/4 cup Key lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 red snapper fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder


  1. In a small bowl, combine lime juice and honey. Pour 1/2 cup into a container with a lid. Add the fish and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour. Place remaining mixture in a small saucepan.
  2. Drain fish and discard marinade. Sprinkle fillets with chili powder; place on a greased broiler pan.
  3. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, 12-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, bring reserved lime juice mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until reduced by half. Spoon over fillets.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch.