Blackened Pan-fried Snapper

prep time:10 min
cook time:10 min
ready in:20 min
  • 2 whole snapper, cleaned and gutted
  • 2 tbsps butter, coconut oil or ghee
  • 2 tsps paprika
  • 2 tsps garlic powder (or minced garlic)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Pat the fish dry and sprinkle with a little salt. Make two or three diagonal slits along the flesh (starting near the head).
  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan then pour it into a bowl. Mix the spices together. Liberally brush the fish on both sides with butter and follow with a generous dusting of the spice mix.
  • Heat the pan over a high heat and add the snapper. Fry for 5-7 minutes on each side then serve with a wedge of lemon.