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Pepper-Rubbed Red Snapper

"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


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Dip fillets in butter, then rub with spice mixture.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 298 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 45g protein.
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  • Lady Fingers
    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
    Jan 17, 2014

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

  • justmbeth
    Apr 3, 2012

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  • hbaseley
    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
    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.

  • ToniHudson
    Apr 17, 2009

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