Pan-Fried Butter Snapper

Pan Fried Butter Snapper

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Pan-Fried Butter Snapper is made with 3 simple ingredients and comes together quickly! This is a delicious, easy dinner option that will be a hit!


  • 2 tablespoons butter from grass-fed cows (like Kerrygolds) or ghee
  • 1 pound fresh snapper filet, skin on (or off, your call)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt



  1. Melt the butter or ghee in a cast-iron or other large skillet over medium/high heat. Liberally season the snapper with the sea salt. Once the butter is melted, lay the snapper non-skin-side face-down in the hot skillet. Cook on this side for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the snapper develops a slight golden brown color.
  2. Carefully flip the fish over using a large spatula and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  3. If desired, drizzle with the Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce and then garnish with the fresh cilantro and cracked black pepper. Enjoy!

Keywords: gluten-free, seafood, quick, fried, seared, fast, easy, fish