Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Easy snapper in a cajun seasoning and of course fresh garlic! Oven or grill (if grill, cooking time will be appx 20 - 25 minutes)
- 1 large fresh red snapper
- 1⁄2 medium onion
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 6 cloves fresh garlic
- 1 lemon
- 1⁄2 bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
- 4 slices uncooked bacon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Take a large piece of aluminum foil and lay two slices of bacon in an X pattern.
- Lay the snapper on the bacon and place the other two slices in an X pattern on top of the snapper.
- Pour the melted butter on the snapper and add the onion, bell pepper and lemon (all sliced) Lay the fresh garlic on the snapper.
- Sprinkle the cayenne pepper, cajun seasoning, and garlic powder.
- Add the lemon juice.
- Seal the fish in the foil and place on a baking pan.
- Place in oven at 400°F for 40 minutes or until flaky.
- You can also cook on a grill for appx 20-25 minutes.
- Remove the snapper out of the foil and discard the cooking juices.
- I love to serve this with a slice of fresh lemon, a small dinner salad and then dirty rice on the side with corn.
- And let us not forget to have Tobasco on the table for those who like it spicer (like me)!
This was good! My husband and I do not normally like fish (even though we live in the Pacific NW, where there is some of the best seafood around), but we liked this! The spices were a bit over- powering for our taste, so I will probably cut all spice measurements in half next time. However, it was a fun, easy way to sneak some good-for-you fish into our diet, without overwhelming our non-fish-loving palettes!
Great recipe. I used one of the foil baking bags and just used one large filet. Had to adjust the baking time to 25 minutes, and it was perfect. Since I didn't have a whole snapper, I did adjust the amounts of everything, but other than that I prepared this just as written. Will make again.
I did not care for this recipe. I cook. Everyday. Snapper was so underdone I had to put it back in the oven for - I don't know, I've started at 15 minutes.Trying now to keep my red beans and rice and corn on the cob warm. Will never make this again.