Cajun Snapper Recipe

Cajun Snapper Recipe

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Cajun Snapper Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious seafood meal that is sure to leave your taste buds tingling, then this Cajun Snapper Recipe is just the ticket! Packed with bold flavors like paprika, garlic, and cayenne pepper, combined with fresh snapper filets. This dish is guaranteed to tantalize your tongue and send you into flavor heaven!

Suitable for either lunch or dinner, not only will it fill up the hungry stomachs of the whole family but it won’t take too long in preparation either. So don’t delay – get cooking now and treat yourself to an explosion of flavor tonight!

Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The subtle flavor of the mango-avocado salsa provides a nice balance to the heat of this delicious pan-seared Cajun snapper – and it’s all ready in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and diced
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • ½ medium jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 T. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 T. fresh lime juice
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 5-oz. red or yellowtail snapper fillets

Spicy Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 T. paprika
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. onion powder
  • ½ - 1t. cayenne pepper*
  • ¾ t. dried thyme
  • ¾ t. dried oregano
  • 1½ t. sea salt
  • ¾ t. ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the spicy Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mango, avocado, red onion, jalapeño, garlic, and fresh cilantro. Add fresh lime juice and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Sprinkle the Spicy Cajun Seasoning onto both sides of the snapper fillets. Rub gently to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed and adheres well.
  4. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the seasoned fillets into the hot skillet and cook until they are nicely browned and flake easily with a fork, approximately 3-5 minutes per side. Cook time will depend on the thickness of the fillets.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately with some of the mango-avocado salsa on top. Enjoy!

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