Blackened Spicy Snapper Fillets

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Aroostook

The boss used to cook this for our summer BBQ.

Top Review by Nocurfupa

Easy to make! I cut the recipe in half (well, the computer did all the work) and used it as more of a rub. My husband put the fillets on the grill in a basket and they were delicious. I did add some olive oil to the butter- just because I always have to be different. Definately will try this again- probably will be good on grouper too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, parsley and oregano.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat for 5-8 minutes, or until extremely hot.
  3. Dip fish into melted butter, and sprinkle each fillet generously with the seasoning mixture.
  4. Place the fish fillets in the hot skillet.
  5. Pour 1 tablespoon of butter over each fillet.
  6. Cook until the coating on the fillet turns black, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Turn the fish over.
  8. Pour another tablespoon of butter over the fish.
  9. Cook for about 2 minutes longer.

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