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Pan Seared Red Snapper and Shrimp in a Lime Margarita Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Caribbean Red Snapper is one of my favorite fish. Pan seared and topped with Gulf Shrimp and a lime margarita sauce and its darn near perfection!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy fish recipe, red snapper recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 385 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 2 6-7 ounce Red Snapper Fillets
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 6 jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined 16-20 count
  • 12 in grape tomatoes - cut half long way
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro -chopped
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • juice from one lime
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  1. Season Red Snapper with Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  2. in a large saute pan add olive oil and allow the pan to get hot before adding snapper

  3. Add Snapper to the pan and sear the top until nicely brown

  4. Place snapper in a baking dish with a little water and place in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes to finish cooking

  5. In the same pan add additional oil if needed, then saute tomatoes and shrimp till almost fully cooked and remove from heat.
  6. in a small saute pan, add 1 tbsp of butter and after it melts, add in brown sugar and blend well.
  7. add in lime juice and tequila, allow the alcohol in the tequila to burn off.
  8. add in the last tbsp of butter and allow the mixture to thicken and remove from heat
  9. When snapper is done, remove shrimp from saute pan adding to the lime sauce and gently reheat

  10. serve Red Snapper (removing bottom skin when taking out of the baking dish) and arrange tomatoes around the fish and top with shrimp and margarita sauce

  11. Top with lime zest and chopped cilantro
Nutrition Facts
Pan Seared Red Snapper and Shrimp in a Lime Margarita Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 508mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.