Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

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  1. On a large piece of wax paper, mix together paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, basil, garlic powder, and oregano.
  2. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter or margarine with oil.
  3. Brush both sides of the snapper filets with the butter mixture, reserve the remaining butter mixture.
  4. Coat both sides of the filets with the seasoning-mixture.
  5. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it.
  6. Drizzle half of the remaining butter-oil mixture on one side of fish fillets.
  7. Place fillets butter side down in pan.
  8. Cook over a high heat until the fish is deeply browned, about 5 minutes.
  9. Drizzle remaining butter-mixture over the fish and flip the fish over.
  10. Cook until fish is browned and flakes when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes more.
  11. Season to taste with salt.
Most Helpful

Delicious, but a little spicy for me. We grilled it using a cast iron skillet. It was simple to make, but next time, I will decrease the amount of cayenne pepper.

JennK February 18, 2009

Being from Louisiana we love blackened fish and this recipe was excellent. Flavor and texture was perfect. Other than using regular olive oil, made exactly as written.

Little_Sister April 01, 2009