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Skillet Cajun Snapper

Skillet Cajun Snapper
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes

Skillet Cajun Snapper is a beautifully delicate dish with a rainbow of colors, bold cajun flavor and protein packed Snapper.  To prepare this dish, seasoning the snapper fillets with Fish Fixe The Cajun One seasoning. The fillets are then pan-seared in a hot skillet with a bit of oil until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.


The Cajun seasoning adds a kick of heat and a depth of flavor to the snapper, making it a popular choice for seafood lovers looking for a bit of spice. This dish can be served with a side of rice, vegetables, or a fresh salad to create a well-rounded and satisfying meal. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just craving a taste of the Louisiana bayou, skillet Cajun snapper is sure to impress with its vibrant colors and mouthwatering taste.


You will need (2) 6-ounce portions of Fish Fixe Snapper

  • 6 Campari tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced (keep seeds for added spice)
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced thinly (mandoline #2)
  • 1/2 red onion, 1″ pieces
  • The Cajun One Seasoning by Fish Fixe
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Dab of butter
  • 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Lemon, 1/2 sliced and 1/2 for squeezing
  • 1 c white rice, prepared
  • Optional garnish: chopped parsley or green onion


  1. Thaw and prep the Fish Fixe Snapper according to package instructions
  2. Pat the fish reely dry, season with Fish Fixe The Cajun One on both sides and set aside, can sub another cajun seasoning such as Slap Ya Mama or Tonys Chachere’s
  3. Bring a pan to medium heat with EVOO
  4. Sauté the jalapénos, tomatoes, squash, red onion for 1-2 minutes and season with coarse ground salt and pepper
  5. Move the vegetables to the side of the pan, add a drizzle of olive oil to the center of the pan and then add the Snapper to the center of the pan to begin cooking
  6. Cook 3-4 minutes on the first side
  7. Flip and add a dab of butter on top, cook 3-4 more minutes
  8. Depending on the thickness of your Snapper, you may need to flip it one more time and cook it for a few more minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees
  9. Remove the Snapper and vegetables from pan and set aside
  10. Add 1/2 tbsp tomato paste, 1/2 c of water, squeeze of lemon, pinch of salt to the pan
  11. Stir to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes until a nice sauce forms.
  12. Taste and adjust seasonings – spicing it up with The Cajun One if needed!
  13. Add rice to the bottom of a shallow bowl then pour tomato gravy on top and then add your Snapper and vegetables
  14. Finish with chopped parsley or green onion
  15. Serve warm + enjoy!


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Recipe Notes

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