5. Unstuffed Red Snapper
Stuffed fish is scrumptious but tedious. This recipe captures those flavors without the work. Don’t want to heat up the kitchen? Skip the oven and take this hearty fish to the grill instead.
- 6 red snapper fillets
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¾ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 rib celery, diced
- 1 cup cooked shrimp, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- ½ cup jumbo lump crabmeat
- 1½ tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- Salt and pepper
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add bread crumbs. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the bread crumbs are toasted. Immediately remove the bread crumbs to a large mixing bowl. In the same skillet, melt another tablespoon of butter and cook the onions, celery, and garlic until soft but not browned.
Add the onion mixture to the breadcrumbs and gently fold in shrimp, crab, cilantro salt, and pepper. Season snapper fillets with salt and pepper, place in a baking dish, and top with bread crumb seafood mix. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Make an equally delicious, but a bit more budget-friendly, version of this tasty dish by replacing the lump crab meat and shrimp with oyster mushrooms and canned shrimp. The cooking time remains the same.
There are many awesome summer seafood recipes and these are just my favorite ones. What’s your favorite seafood recipe?