Broiled Snapper Fillets and Crab Meat Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh or frozen (thawed) red snapper fillets, about 6 to 8 ounces each and 3/4 inch thick
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided use
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 8 strips
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 6 ounces crab meat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
How to cook Broiled Snapper Fillets and Crab Meat:
  • Place the snapper fillets in broiler pan, turning under thin edges to make an even thickness.
  • In small saucepan, stir together 2 tablespoons of the butter, the lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Cook and stir until butter melts.
  • Broil fish 3 to 4 inches from heat for 6-8 minutes (usually 4-6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness), basting occasionally with lemon-butter mixture.
  • Add green bell pepper strips to the pan during the last 2 minutes of broiling.
  • In medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Stir in flour, then half-and-half. Cook over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  • Add crab meat and white pepper. Spoon crab meat sauce over fillets.
  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in bread crumbs. Arrange 2 green bell pepper strips on top of each fillet. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
  • Broil 1-2 minutes more or until bread crumbs are browned.

Notes:

The Broiled Snapper Fillets and Crab Meat recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook. The crab meat topping makes a very rich dish, so use simpler side dishes to accompany it, such as steamed broccoli with Hollandaise sauce and boiled small new potatoes tossed with a little melted butter and parsley.

Tips:

If red snapper isn't available, use lake trout, rockfish (striped bass) or whitefish.
You can substitute red or yellow bell peppers for the green.
Milk can be used instead of half-and-half, if desired.

This recipe for Broiled Snapper Fillets and Crab Meat serves/makes: 4 servings

The Broiled Snapper Fillets and Crab Meat recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Snapper (more Snapper recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)

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