Recipe: Pepper-Lime Red Snapper

I made this for dinner on Thursday night. We had it topped with Herdez salsa and I also put parmesan cheese on mine. Bobby had his with seasoned rice (keep reading for instructions) and I had mine with buttered kabocha.

Pepper-Lime Red Snapper

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 red snapper fillets
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, grated
  • topping: salsa, parmesan


  1. Combine the fillets, lime juice, pepper, salt, and grated garlic in a bowl. Mix around so the fish is well coated. Let it sit 5-10 minutes in the refrigerator so the flavors really sink in.
  2. Heat a pan on high heat. Spray with cooking oil or PAM. Cook the fish for 3-4 minutes on the first side, covered. Flip them over and cook them another 3-4 minutes uncovered.
  3. Serve with fresh salsa and your cheese of choice (optional, of course). Seasoned rice is a good side.

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Seasoned rice: add salt and pepper to your rice (1 cup dry) while it’s cooking (I do mine in the rice cooker – so simple). In the last 3-4 minutes toss in chopped carrots and celery. At the end, add 1 tablespoon of butter and mix it around until it melts and blends in.

Tomorrow morning I’m going to to San Francisco for a blogger meetup with Kath and maybe Jenna! I also have another awesome announcement. You’ll have to wait to hear about it though 🙂 Bobby has class all day so I’m going to try to get lots of work done. Go enjoy your weekend!

17 Replies to “Recipe: Pepper-Lime Red Snapper”

  1. Thanks for the comment girl… love your blog! That snapper looks in-freakinggg-credible! And no sadly I HAVENT tried the might maple PB & Co yet but it is on my to-do list asap!! Definitely the next PB purchase in my book 🙂 Happy Saturday!

  2. Mmm I love snapper!

    Ok, I’ve been waiting and waiting for Fall to come with their squash so I can try kabocha. My store now has their squash out, but no kabocha! There’s something that looks VERY similar, thuogh — a buttercup squash? Have you tried and do you recommend??

    Also, have fun at your blogger meet-up!!!!! 🙂

  3. seasoned rice sounds a great idea! I can see how you’re making Bobby to eat more veggies! 🙂
    blogger meet up? so fun! can’t wait to hear your thoughts! 🙂

  4. Oooh, I can’t wait to hear about the announcement!

    The fish dish sounds awesome. Can’t go wrong with snapper and salsa 🙂 Oh, and can’t forget yummy kabocha!

  5. Have fun Maggie – let me know what you think of Kath – I’ve met several people who have met her and wonder what your thoughts are! 😀

  6. This is great Maggie as I’ve been trying to do more fish lately. So easy too.

    Please tell Jenna I said “hello” if you see her, and please tell Kath that I hope to meet her someday.

    I went to Whole Foods to buy coconut milk kefir yesterday, but they were out of the plain and so I bought raw honey instead…why why why did I do that. Why is it so good?

    Awesome announcement? Why torture us so? 😉

  7. hey maggie!
    thank you for your sweet comment! i am loving your snapper recipe! snapper is such a tasty fish and can be prepared in so many way but i really like your way of dressing it up.
    its great to hear you speak so many languages! i am german so shall i see how good your german is? haha… a little practise with me maybe 😉
    auf wiedersehen
    loads of love

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