Pan Roasted Snapper With Crab

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by mollypaul

An amazingly flavorful dish perfect for Lent. If you cannot find red snapper, substitute striped bass, mahi-mahi, black sea bass (flakier texture), grouper (firmer texture), pompano, lemonfish or catfish. Courtesy of Chef Frank Brigsten of Brigsten's Restaurant as featured on the Louisiana New Garde television series.

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  1. To make the butter: whirl all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Preheat oven to 450F; spray two large saute pans with cooking spray and place in oven to heat.
  3. Warm serving plates.
  4. Season fish with 1/2 teaspoon seasoning and dust the skin side with flour.
  5. Add 1/4 cup clarified butter to each saute pan.
  6. Place fish in hot butter, skin-side down and cook for a minute.
  7. Bake in oven for about eight minutes or until flesh flakes easily.
  8. Place a fillet on each serving plate; discard butter and return pans to high heat.
  9. Add 1/2 cup stock or clam juice to each pan and bring to a boil.
  10. Add half the tomato butter to each pan and heat until butter is nearly melted.
  11. Add 3/4 cup of crab meat to each pan and cook until heated through.
  12. To serve: Divide the crab meat and sauce evenly over the top of each piece of fish.
  13. Serve immediately.

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