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Florida Snapper with Citrus Sauce

Posted January 14, 2014 in Snapper

Florida Snapper with Citrus Sauce


Florida Snapper 

  • 1 1/2 pounds snapper, cut into four 6-ounce fillets, skin on
  • canola or olive oil for cooking
  • cornstarch for dusting

Citrus Sauce

  • 1 cup Florida orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Florida Snapper 

  1. Preheat a medium-sized sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Lightly season each snapper fillet with salt and pepper and dust the skin side of each fillet with cornstarch. Carefully add the seasoned snapper fillets to the hot pan.
  2. Cook each fillet for around 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and completely cooked throughout the thickest part of the fillet. Remove cooked snapper fillets from pan and let cool slightly.

Citrus Sauce

  1. In a small pot, combine orange juice and soy sauce. Cook over medium heat until reduced by half. 
  2. Reduce heat and add butter. Swirl the pot until the butter is incorporated.
  3. Remove from heat, taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve warm.


Florida Snapper with Citrus Sauce Recipe

Wow!!! What a delicious recipe!! We just came back from Panacea with a lovely fresh red snapper and found this simple recipe to quickly make a dinner that would have cost a ton at a restaurant but it never would have been as good as this!!!! Thank you so much...highly recommend!!!!!

Snapper with citrus sauce

Wow! We tried this and it was some kinda good! Nothing better than fresh gulf snapper, and that citrus sauce just set it off! We will be eating this again and again........and again, and again.....you get the picture.

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