Grilled Pacific Snapper Dish

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Serving a Grilled Pacific Snapper with French Style Butter Sauce for Easter!

Grilled Pacific Snapper Recipe served with a side of veggies, asparagus, and a French style butter sauce

Sometimes deciding which fish to serve to your family can be a challenge. I know that for a fact. Some of my family members don’t like fish, but I have found that when serving mild white fish and cooking it on the grill makes a difference in flavor.

Pacific Snapper or Rockfish.

Showing the steps on how to make the grilled rockfish or pacific snapper at home

I found the Pacific snapper in the frozen aisle at the supermarket. I chose the wild caught option. This fish is firm, good for grilling and frying too, and has a delicate flavor.

This grilled snapper is a tasty meal and pairs well with steamed vegetables of your choice and asparagus.

I was surprised by how easy it is to cook this fish. I used the stovetop grill, and the results were fantastic. Not to mention the grilled Pacific snapper dish comes with a generous portion of steamed veggies and asparagus drizzled with a delightful French-style butter sauce.

Elegant Springtime Meal!

This grilled fish makes an elegant springtime option served on a white plate and with golden silverware

This grilled Pacific snapper dish makes an elegant meal appropriate for an Easter menu or a springtime dinner party. It is relatively easy to make, moderately priced, and those picky eaters will devour it.

I seasoned the fish with paprika, black pepper, oregano, and salt. I am steaming the veggies, and the asparagus get a quick blanching on boiling water. I am not adding any condiments to the vegetables as the butter sauce with add the flavor to complete the dish.

This meal takes a few minutes to put together, and everyone will be wowed with the tasty and the presentation.

Drizzling the grilled fish with a French style butter sauce for the final touch

Make the Grilled Pacific Snapper Today!

If you are not able to find rockfish or Pacific snapper opt for cod, red snapper or mahi-mahi. All are white meat, and the flavor profile is mild for those sensitive to fishy flavors.

The vegetables can be chosen based on your family’s taste buds too. If they prefer potatoes, I recommend roasted potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes, and you can add a salad using fresh seasonal ingredients in your area.

Grilled Pacific Snapper Recipe served with a side of veggies, asparagus, and a French style butter sauce

Grilled Pacific Snapper

Chef Adriana Martin
We are serving a Grilled Pacific Snapper with French Style Butter Sauce for Easter! The fish is seasoned with paprika and other spices. What makes this dish unique is a homemade beurre blanc sauce and the freshness of the ingredients being used. 
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French Cuisine
Servings 4 portions
Calories 475 kcal

Equipment

  • Grilling pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 fillets of rockfish or Pacific snapper frozen or fresh
  • 2 tablespoons paprika seasoning with oregano, black pepper, and salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow lemon cut in thick rounds
  • 1 cup French style butter sauce or beurre blanc

Instructions
 

  • If using frozen fillets of rockfish or Pacific snapper defrost the fish following the package instructions. 
  • Season the fish fillets with olive oil and a mix made with paprika, oregano, black pepper, and salt. 
  • Using a grilling skillet to cook the fish but you can opt for traditional grilling method too. 
  • Grill the fish with the lemon slices for 4 minutes on each side and set aside. Fish is ready when reaching an internal temperature of 145°F. 
  • Serve the grilled Pacific snapper with your favorite steamed veggies and drizzle with warm French style butter sauce or beurre blanc. 

Notes

  • If you are not able to find rockfish or Pacific snapper opt for cod, red snapper or mahi-mahi. All are white meat, and the flavor profile is mild for those sensitive to fishy flavors.
  • As with any fish do not to overcook as fish dries fast specially those with lower fat, such as white meat fish. 
  • Other side dishes that pair well with grilled fish are roasted potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes. And add a salad using fresh seasonal ingredients in your area.
  • Check the full recipe for the French style butter sauce
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCalories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword butter, fish
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Discover how easy it is to make a beurre blanc sauce!

The butter sauce is what makes this dish special so make sure to follow the recipe instructions for the beurre blanc in the step by step video below.

Grilled Pacific Snapper Dish with Beurre Blanc Sauce
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Lucy Parissi

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Grilled fish makes a delicious meal, and snapper sounds ideal for this purpose. I find that frozen fish from supermarkets is such good quality that you really don’t have to buy fresh every time. I love the combination of gorgeous vegetables and butter sauce with the fish, altogether a very tasty looking meal.

Jacqueline Debono

5 stars
This looks like a beautiful meal. I love grilled fish with asparagus! I’ve never had pacific snapper, I’d love to try it!

Natalie

5 stars
Looks like the perfect healthy dinner!

Jillian

5 stars
This looks so flavorful & healthy! I enjoy using my grill every chance I get!

Lizet Flores de Bowen

5 stars
Thanks for this recipe. I love eating fish, but I really don’t know much about the different kinds of fish. One of my boys really dislikes the taste of it. He might like one of the options you gave. Thanks!

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