Broiled Cajun Red Snapper
One of the best things about living on a tiny Caribbean island is the fresh fish. Fish that was swimming probably that morning winds up on your plate and it is so yummy. Tyler and I went to the market last weekend and were fortunate to find that there were a ton of huge red snappers, which has quickly become one of our favorite fish. So for about 15 US dollars we were able to get 6 pounds of freshly caught snapper. We gave the “fish master” a couple bucks to fillet them for us and have since been reveling in the deliciousness.
That night we decided we had to have fish so I made one of our favorites, Broiled Cajun Red Snapper. The fish comes out moist with that amazing citrus taste and yummy savory spicy goodness.
What You Need:
Red Snapper Fillets
Cajun Seasoning (this is super common here in Grenada, but you could easily mix your own if you don’t have the pre-mixed stuff)
Limes (or lemons)
First I dice up the onions and the garlic cloves. Then in a hot pan I saute them with some olive oil until they are a nice golden-brown in color. I slice the limes up into thin circular slices and then set them aside. Next, I spray my trusty toaster oven broiler sheet with some cooking spray (we don’t have a broiler in our oven, but a regular baking sheet in an oven will work too) and place on my dried fish filets. Next I season the fish well with a little black pepper and lots of cajun seasoning. I drizzle on a little more olive oil, top with the onion-garlic mixture.
ahen cover with the lime slices. Then place the whole sheet into the broiler and cook until the fish flakes, about 10 minutes or so. That is all it takes.
This is seriously one of our favorite dishes. So much so that not only does Tyler request it, but we made it for his parents when they were here too. I usually make it with some lime flavored white rice and steamed veggies for a good, healthy mid-week dinner. Enjoy!