Easy Broiled Red Snapper With Cajun Seasonings

Red snapper with cream shrimp sauce on plate

Diana Rattray

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings

This easy broiled red snapper recipe is simply seasoned with a little oil and Cajun or Creole seasonings. Top the fish off with a shrimp sauce or cream sauce or keep it light with a fruity salsa.


  • 2 to 4 red snapper fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste (or Creole seasoning)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler. Lightly brush broiler pan rack with oil or spray with olive oil spray.

  2. Brush or rub the skin side of the fillets with a little olive oil and then lightly sprinkle with a little salt, pepper, and seasoning.

  3. Place fillets, skin-side down, on the broiler rack.

  4. Season the top with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning and drizzle with a little more olive oil.

  5. Place the fillets under the broiler, about 5 to 6 inches from the heat, and broil until the fish is done or starts to flake, about 10 minutes.

  6. Serve immediately, with creamy shrimp sauce, sherry cream sauce, or a light, fruity salsa.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.