This easy red snapper recipe is baked with a simple combination of garlic, butter, seasoned bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese.
The American Heart Association recommends eating a variety of fish at least twice a week, and red snapper recipe is an excellent choice for a healthy diet. While it is not as high in omega-3 fatty acids as others, it is a good source. Some good substitutes for red snapper in this dish include haddock, pollock, black cod, or striped bass.
This red snapper recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a family meal.
- 2 red snapper fillets, about 6 to 8 ounces each
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or minced
- 3 or 4 drops Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning, or your own favorite seasoning blend, with salt
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon snipped fresh or frozen chives, optional
- 3 to 4 tablespoons plain or seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- Heat the oven to 400 F.
- Place snapper fillets in a baking dish which has been sprayed with a butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray.
- In a skillet, melt butter with garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning blend, pepper, parsley, and chives, if using. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, just to blend flavors.
- Brush both sides of fish fillets with the butter and herb mixture.
- Toss the bread crumbs with the remaining butter mixture and Parmesan cheese, if using; sprinkle over the fillets.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the red snapper fillets. The fish will be opaque and flake easily with a fork when done.
- To test fish for doneness, insert a fork into the thickest part of a fillet. It should flake easily.
- Use another mild white fish in the recipe. Tilapia, haddock, pollock, and cod are good choices.