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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 1267 kcal


  • Grilling pan


  • 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


  • 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. 



  • 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


Serving: 0gCalories: 1267kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 167gFat: 62gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 450mgSodium: 1204mgPotassium: 3615mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3895IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 4mg
Keyword butter, fish
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