Florida Nutty Snapper Fishsticks Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 - 8 servings


  • 2 pounds yellowtail snapper* (mutton snapper** or red snapper) fillets, cut into fingers
  • 2 cups Macadamia nuts, minced in blender
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 key limes, quartered, to garnish
How to cook Florida Nutty Snapper Fishsticks:
  • Pat fish fingers dry with paper towel.
  • Combine eggs and milk and whip with a whisk. Add salt and pepper to flour and mound on a sheet of waxed paper. Place nuts in a shallow dish.
  • Roll the fish fingers in flour coat. Dip in egg liquid, then into the nuts and place on a cake rack to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  • Melt the butter and oil together in a heavy skillet over moderate heat. When butter becomes foamy, add the fish and cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side.


The Florida Nutty Snapper Fishsticks recipe easy to cook and so good! Crunchy Macadamia nuts form a delicious topping for these delicate snapper fillets in this island-inspired dish. You can substitute fillets of any other delicate white-fleshed fish. The absolute key to success is to use the best-quality, freshest fish you can find.


*The yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus, is an abundant species of snapper found along the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Although they have been found as far north as Massachusetts, their normal range is along Florida down through the West Indies and Brazil. Their color and beauty make them the most popular fish among seafood consumers.
**The mutton snapper is a fish of the Lutjanidae family. Largely a Caribbean species, they can be found from North Carolina to South America. In the Florida keys they may be encountered in shallow water, over coralline bottom. It is tinted red in color with backs tan or green, with a prominent dot on their tails. Mutton snapper is considered by most as excellent table fare. Like most of most of the snapper family, the meat is white, flaky and light; and is excellent prepared in a variety of ways.

This recipe for Florida Nutty Snapper Fishsticks serves/makes: 6 - 8 servings

The Florida Nutty Snapper Fishsticks recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Snapper (more Snapper recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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