June 1, 2023

Cajun Grilled Herbed Red Snapper: A Delight for Seafood Lovers

Cajun Grilled Herbed Red Snapper: A Delight for Seafood Lovers

If you find yourself tired of the same old fish dishes and are looking for something new and exciting to tantalize your taste buds, then look no further than this Cajun Grilled Herbed Fish recipe from Louisiana Cookin. This delightful red snapper entree combines the natural freshness of fish with the aromatic blend of herbs, creating a tantalizing dish that will surely impress your family and friends. So, let’s dive into the details and learn how to prepare, cook, and serve this seafood delicacy.

Ingredients for Red Snapper 

Directions for cooking the Red Snapper

  1. You’ll want to start this dish by preparing a charcoal grill, creating a medium-hot fire, or if you prefer, you can preheat the grill to a medium-high temperature ranging from 350°F to 400°F.
  2. Make three diagonal cuts on both sides of the fish, ensuring they are approximately 1½ inches apart. Fill each of these slits with a generous tablespoon of delicious Shrimp Butter. You’ll create the Shrimp Butter by taking a large dutch oven and heating vegetable oil over medium heat. You’ll then add shrimp shells and garlic and cook until the shells turn pink. At which point, add butter and zest and cook until the butter is melted and bubbly. Remove this from the heat and allow it to cool completely. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and discard any solids. Fill each of the slits on the fish with a generous tablespoon of your Shrimp Butter.
  3. Rub the fish with oil, and season skin and cavities with salt, pepper, and bourbon seasoning. Stuff the fish with oregano, dill, basil, thyme, and sections from lemon slices. Grill fish on one side until skin no longer sticks, 4 to 6 minutes. Using a metal spatula, carefully turn fish, and grill until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and additional Shrimp Butter, and garnish with herbs, if desired. For instance, you can sprinkle a handful of freshly chopped parsley or cilantro over the fish for a vibrant pop of color and a burst of freshness.
  5. Enjoy!


  • To ensure the best flavors and textures, it’s crucial to choose the right type of fish. Opt for firm-fleshed varieties such as redfish, catfish, trout, or snapper. Freshness is key, so purchase your fish from a reliable source. Look for clear, bright eyes, vibrant skin, and a mild sea-like aroma. Avoid any fish with a fishy smell or slimy texture.
  • Two Delicious side dishes: Cajun Corn Maque Choux: Sauté fresh corn, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes in butter until tender. Season with Cajun spices, salt, and pepper. Creole Potato Salad: Boil diced potatoes until tender, then mix them with mayonnaise, Creole mustard, green onions, and parsley. Season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully prepared a delicious Cajun Grilled Herbed Fish that is bursting with flavors. The combination of herbs, spices, and perfectly grilled fish will transport your taste buds to the heart of Louisiana. Remember, the key is to select fresh fish, marinate it to perfection, and cook it just right on the grill. Enjoy this delightful meal with your loved ones, and let the flavors of Cajun cuisine transport you to the vibrant culinary world of Louisiana.

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