Lemon Red Snapper with Herbed Butter

Photo: Oxmoor House

A fragrant herbed butter and roasted lemon slices complement the sweet, nutty flavor of red snapper for a super-fresh dish. Complete the meal with colorful Sautéed Zucchini and Bell Peppers.

Prep: 9 minutes; Cook: 13 minutes

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 1/2 teaspoons herbed butter)
Recipe from Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 223
  • Calories from fat: 32%
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.9g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 259mg
  • Calcium: 62mg

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (6-ounce) red snapper or other firm white fish fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, basil, or parsley)
  • Fresh herb sprigs (optional)

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Cut 1 lemon into 8 slices. Place slices, in pairs, on a rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Grate remaining lemon to get 1 teaspoon lemon rind; set aside. Reserve lemon for another use.
  3. 3. Place 1 fillet on top of each pair of lemon slices. Combine salt, paprika, and pepper; sprinkle evenly over fish. Bake at 425° for 13 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  4. 4. While fish bakes, combine reserved lemon rind, butter, and herbs in a small bowl.
  5. 5. Place fish and lemon slices on individual serving plates; top each fillet with herbed butter, spreading to melt, if desired. Garnish with herb sprigs, if desired.
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