Red Snapper With Lemon Butter

photo by Ella G. photo by Ella G.
photo by Ella G.
photo by john j. photo by john j.
photo by Sackville photo by Sackville
photo by diana m. photo by diana m.
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  • Roll the fish lightly in flour mixed with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in skillet; cook fish until brown on both sides (3 minutes per side).
  • Remove fish to platter and keep warm.
  • To skillet add butter and lemon; allow to simmer 1 minute.
  • Pour over the fish.
  • Sprinkle with parsley.

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  1. Ashley V.


  1. ratherbeswimmin
    This was so delicious. Thanks Inez for another simple is better recipe. The lemon butter sauce over the pan-seered red snapper was just fabulous. Couldn't have been any easier. My family and I loved this. ;)
  2. gerry o.
    Delicious way to cook the snapper i just caught. The few minor mods I did on this recipe were seasoning liberally with kosher salt and pepper before coating in flour. I also put the butter and lemon juice in the pan with the fish and let it simmer for two extra minutes at the end of the cook. Finally, I garnished as directed with parsley and also the zest of the two lemons I squeezed for juice. I have people still talking about how good it was and we finished eating an hour ago. I only wish I caught more snapper!
  3. john j.
    Very easy and very good. We had this with broccoli w/cheese sauce, sweet potato squares, strawberry halves and blueberries!
    • Review photo by john j.
  4. Homegourmet
    Just like the stars state...perfect! Guess I could use a wee bit less butter for the final stage each time I make it. BUT, this is the fish that your remember in your best restaurants. I did add almonds to the final stage of browning the snapper and it was a wonderful thing!
  5. mommyluvs2cook
    So good!! The fish cooked up perfectly. We did one fish fillet with the flour coating and one without. We definitely preferred the one with, but both were good and the one without sticks with my Paleo diet, especially since I used Kerrygold butter. :) Picture is of the fish without the coating, yummy!!
    • Review photo by mommyluvs2cook


  1. Tami M.
    I used almond flour
  2. Tami M.
    I used almond flour


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