My first red snapper....

Being from a small town, there are few
things that I would like about
a big city.  The biggest one 
would have to be FooD ShoppinG possibilities.

The last time I went to Memphis, we went to the Farmer's Market.
It was awesome!

Our local supermarkets have nice meat counters, but I love to try something different at least once a week.

Yesterday at Kroger, they had red snapper.  Something different....I had been wanting to try it and never really had the chance.  

I bought a cookbook recently, The Best of America's Test Kitchen.  It had a recipe for Grilled Blackened Red Snapper.   This was my goal!

The recipe was for 4 filets and had a few odd ingredients, so I altered it just a tad.  This will be for one filet...

In a small bowl, mix together...

 1 T paprika
2 t garlic powder
1/2 t white pepper
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cayenne pepper

In a small skillet, melt 2 T butter and add the dry ingredients.  Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat and set aside.  Once it has cooled, you will be spreading it onto the fish.

To be honest, next time, I will probably skip the butter step and just put the dry ingredients on the fish.  I really 
couldn't see that the skillet method 
made a big impact.

Heat your grill to high and clean the grate well.  
 Just before adding the fish,
use a paper towel with some olive oil on it to oil the grate.

Put the fish onto the hot grill with the skin side up. 
 It will cook about 3-4 minutes on each side. 
 Flip after the first 3-4 minutes and cook the skin
side down.  My fish was pretty thick and I let it cook about 5 minutes on the second side.   If you cook it too 
long, it can get tough, so there 
is a delicate balance involved.

Remove the fish from the grill and serve with your favorite side.  I used a low fat version of 
creamed spinach that I blogged about a few months back.  I love it!

My verdict was yum!   
Red snapper is a really meaty fish with nice texture and nutty flavor.  It had more flavor than tilapia or catfish, but was not as overpowering as 
salmon.  I would definitely cook it again!

Love what you eat and eat what you love!   :)


  1. GIRL!!! Love some red snapper! It's usually what I order when we eat at Old Towne Spaghetti Store in Jackson. I always ask for a little melted butter to dip it in. :) It's almost as good as lobster!

    1. I haven't seen it on many menus, but I will be looking for sure now. :)


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