Blackened Redfish Recipe


Blackened Redfish Recipe

How To Make Blackened Redfish

Break away from the usual meat dishes with this blacked redfish recipe. This dish is flavored with a tasty mix of herbs and seasonings.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • ¾ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp freshly ground white pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 12 oz butter, melted
  • 6 oz red drum filets, or black drum, or red snapper, ½-inch–thick, skinless, boneless


  1. Combine paprika, salt, onion and garlic powders, cayenne, black and white pepper, thyme, and oregano in a small bowl and set aside. Put 2 tablespoons of the butter into each of six small ramekins; set aside and keep warm.

  2. Put remaining butter into a wide, shallow dish. Dip each filet in butter and place on a parchment paper-lined sheet tray.

  3. Dust each filet generously on both sides with spice mixture, pressing spices and herbs into fish with your hands. Pour remaining butter into a small bowl.

  4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Turn on ventilation system and open windows. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until white and ashy for about 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Carefully place 2 to 3 filets in the pan. Stand back to avoid smoke and pour 1 teaspoon of the remaining butter over each filet.

  6. Cook until bottom of each filet appears charred, about 2 minutes. Turn filets over and pour 1 teaspoon of butter over each.

  7. Continue cooking until fish is cooked through (time will vary according to heat of pan). Transfer to a sheet tray on a rack and keep warm in oven.

  8. Repeat cooking process with remaining fish and butter. Serve with reserved warm melted butter.


  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 38mg
  • Calories: 463kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Fat: 48g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Potassium: 197mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 1547mg
  • Vitamin A: 2867IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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