August 12, 2009

Baked Red Snapper with Garlic

My special guest blogger today is a newer friend. I met Jamie through her sister-in-law Aggie of Aggie's Kitchen. They are both Cooking Light fans and their love for Cooking Light is what brought us together to create the Virtual Supper Club with Helene and Val. I love Jamie's writing style and she has a knack for writing interesting and informative posts - and always ends with a "Mom's Cooking Club" lesson. I invite you to go check her blog out - you won't be disappointed....but first, read what she has posted for me today as a guest blogger while I am away (and today I am in Costa Maya!). Thank you so much Jamie for helping me out! :-)


Today is a special day for me. I am honored to be a guest blogger today on The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. My name is Jamie and my blog is Mom's Cooking Club. Now, of course, I would love to be on that cruise with Shelby but I'm still happy to be presenting this wonderful seafood dish. So, in honor of Shelby and Grumpy out on the Big Blue Sea, I want to share this Red Snapper recipe.

Red Snapper is a mild flavored fish but has a meaty, firm texture. It is great grilled, baked, broiled, blackened and fried. This is a very simple and delicious baked red snapper. The bread topping and butter sauce go so well with the fish.

Baked Red Snapper with Garlic
Recipe by About.com Southern Food

Ingredients
2-3 red snapper fillets, about 6 to 8 ounces each
4 tablespoons butter
1 medium clove garlic, pressed or minced
3 or 4 drops Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon snipped fresh chives, optional
3 to 4 tablespoons plain or seasoned bread crumbs (I used seasoned bread crumbs)
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional (I added this to the bread crumb mixture)

Preparation
Place snapper fillets in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. In a skillet, melt butter with garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Creole/Cajun seasoning, pepper, parsley and chives, if using. Cook on low for 2 minutes to blend flavors. Brush both sides of fish fillets with the butter and herb mixture. Toss bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in the remaining butter mixture; sprinkle over the fillets. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets, until fish flakes easily and is no longer translucent.

Note: My fish fillets were thick so I had to cook mine for about 20 minutes. The flesh will look white when cooked through.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Red Snapper is extremely low in fat, as well as a great source of protein and B-12. Red Snapper is a great health booster. I felt like I could run a mile after eating this fish (well not really but I definitely feel like I have more energy after eating fish).

17 comments:

  1. I really like red snapper. Your photo looks mouth watering. It is nice to meet you Jamie.

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  2. I'm not a fish eater, but I would be VERY tempted to try this. It looks DELISH!!

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  3. Wow that fish looks great Jamie! I am definitely trying this recipe. Great post!! :)

    Hope you are having a great time on your cruise Shelby!

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  4. This looks realy, realy good...I'm always looking for new fish dishes! Thanks for posting this.

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  5. I've yet to try making snapper at home....you've convinced me that this must be changed asap! Great photos, looks really really !
    ~ingrid

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  6. I love snapper, most any fish, and this preparations sounds really yummy, well the picture looks fabulous, thanks for guest blogging...

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  7. Banana french toast? Now where talking! Looks delicious!

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  8. Oops! wrong window open. Your not the french toast. But the fish looks great! Always looking for a great fish recipe. Great pictures too!

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  9. This is such a great way to prepare fish and simple, too. I would love this. Must try it!

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  10. We're trying to get more fish into our diet and this sounds like a perfect recipe to try.

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  11. Looks delicious Jamie. Great post!

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  12. I am so hungry now! The fish looks so juicy and the sauce is just amazing!

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  13. Sadly, I have never had red snapper before, this looks soo good though.

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  14. Nice to see you here Jamie with another delcious dish:D

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  15. Thank you Jamie! While you all were reading this Grumpy and I were enjoying Shrimp Fajitas, Pina Coladas, Sandy beaches and a pool party! :-)

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