Easy Grilled Cajun Snapper

Servings 6 servings


  • 2 pounds snapper fillets
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice prepared as per package directions
  • Olive oil


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate snapper fillets for 30 minutes (see recipe).
  • Preheat grill to MEDIUM.
  • Place fish in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except rice. Rub mixture into fillets then cover and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare brown rice. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill fillets over indirect heat for 5 to 8 minutes, turning once, until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • Watch carefully to prevent burning! Serve and enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed baby red potatoes. Add steamed green beans tossed with a little butter and toasted slivered almonds.
VEGETARIAN: Instead of fish, use thickly sliced portabella mushrooms and marinate for only 10 to 15 minutes. Grill or stir-fry, turning once, until cooked.
KOSHER: No changes necessary.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure tomato paste is gluten free.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 276 Calories; 3g Fat; 34g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 56mg Cholesterol; 477mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat. Points: 7
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