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Naples Fishing Recipes: Snapper Pecan Meuniere

By December 22, 2016March 3rd, 2018Fishing Recipes


Snapper Pecan Meuniere

Since it’s the winter season, why not enjoy some seasonal flavors with your fish? Pecan isn’t just for pies, but it’s also a great addition to an entree. Being a nut, pecans are naturally fatty, so they add a lot of flavor to mild dishes, including a fish like snapper. Enjoy this easy-to-make, savory dish!
Serves: 4


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) snapper fillets
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup pecan pieces
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Combine flour and seasonings on a shallow plate.
Dredge the fillets in flour mixture, coating evenly.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat.
When oil is hot, pan fry fillets for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.
Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
In a medium pan; melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat until foamy.
Add the pecans and cook for about 1 ½ minutes, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted.
Add the parsley, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and cream.
Whisk for 1 minute and remove from the heat.
Add the salt, cayenne, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter, broken into small pieces; stir until the butter melts completely.
Spoon the sauce over the fillets and serve.
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