One of the best tasting bottom fish found in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean is the Red Snapper. The fish is highly regulated because it is such a popular fish to fillet and have on the table. In addition to fishermen bringing them home for dinner, restaurants often feature Red Snapper on the menu. They can be cooked in an abundance of ways; let’s explore some of the most common methods of how to cook Red Snapper fillets. 

How to fry Red Snapper:

  1. Fill a mixing bowl with flour.
  2. Season the flour with an even mixture of salt, creole seasoning, and garlic pepper.
  3. Dip the fillets in the seasoned flour and be sure they are coated on all sides.
  4. Heat up a frying pan filled with oil or a deep fryer.
  5. Drop the fillets in the hot oil carefully.
  6. Cook them in the oil until they become flaky.
  7. Serve with a side of lemon and tartar sauce.
  8. Enjoy!

How to bake Red Snapper:

  1. When you’re cooking fillets, make sure they are cleaned and ready to be seasoned.
  2. Turn on the oven and heat it to three hundred and fifty degrees.
  3. Line a baking dish or sheet pan with foil to lessen the burden of cleanup
  4. Take a basting brush and coat the foil in a thin layer of olive oil.
  5. Baste the top of the fish in olive oil.
  6. Add your favorite flavors such as garlic, black pepper, herbs, lemon juice, or any other.
  7. Place them in the oven that is heated to the desired temperature.
  8. How long to bake red snapper? Red Snapper should be cooked for up to twenty minutes depending on the thickness but check them often to ensure they are not overdone. 
  9. How do you know if red snapper is cooked? Red Snapper is cooked through when the fillets flake apart easily.
  10. Dig in!

How long to grill red snapper fillets?

As with any fish, red snapper can quickly become overdone, especially on a hot grill. Red Snapper fillets are often very thick, so they are excellent for grilling. Clean up the fillets and coat them in oil on both sides.

Heat the grill to a medium temperature or around three hundred and fifty degrees. Be sure that the grill is not flaming up; they will cook unevenly and likely burn in some spots.  At this point, you will want to add your favorite seasonings.

Place them on the grill and flip after five minutes. Check the Red Snapper fillets around the ten-minute mark to be sure the fillets flake apart easily.Place the red snapper on a serving dish, Garnish them, and serve. 

Conclusion: Cooking Red Snapper Fillets 

For the most part, fish fillets are an excellent source of nutrition. Red Snapper is incredibly healthy because it is rich in vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B-12, and protein. We are all looking for delicious food that is high in nutritional content; that is a couple of reasons red snapper is highly consumed. 

Red snapper can be sourced by catching them from the sea yourself and at the local fish market. If you’re stopping at the store, ask the attendant how recently it was brought into the market to ensure it is incredibly fresh. The cost of seafood can be high but consider the effort and money invested in catching them. 

While you may be limited in how you can prepare red snapper, based on what you are equipped with to cook on, you will undoubtedly enjoy fixing them in one or more of the methods mentioned above. Invite your friends and family for an unforgettable feast.