Florida Keys fish recipe: Super Simple Snapper

After a day of bending the rod, there’s nothing more rewarding than dining on the fruits of your labor. Even if your arms are worn out, this recipe is so simple, it takes very little effort. And, it’s so delicious, you’ll prepare it time and again.

You can use any snapper – or probably any mild fish. Yellowtail, mangrove, lane and mutton snapper are the Florida Keys favorites.

This recipe will also work nicely for hogfish.

Tip: use all ingredients according to your personal taste. Enjoy!

Super Simple Snapper

Reciper Super Simple Florida Keys Snapper SeaSquared Charters


  • snapper fillets, all of about the same size
  • olive oil
  • butter or margarine, your choice
  • minced garlic
  • Seasoned Salt, or your favorite mariner’s seasoning
  • any dry white wine
  • Panko Japanese bread crumbs
  • grated Parmesan cheese (use the good stuff)


  1. Set your broiler on high.
  2. Spread a thin layer of olive oil in the bottom of a baking dish.
  3. Place the snapper fillets on top, making sure not to overlap them.
  4. Evenly spread the minced garlic and Seasoned Salt on each fillet – do not overcoat.
  5. Pour in the white wine until just the top 1/3 of the fillets is exposed.
  6. Put a pat of butter or margarine on each fillet.
  7. Broil on high about 10 minutes or until the fillets are nearly done (test with a fork).
  8. Pull the dish out and sprinkle the Panko bread crumbs and grated Parm on each fillet.
  9. Put the dish back under the broiler for 30 to 45 seconds until the fish is golden brown. Do not overcook!

Florida Keys fish recipe Super Simple Snapper SeaSquared Charters

Florida Keys fish recipe Super Simple Snapper SeaSquared Charters

Florida Keys fish recipe Super Simple Snapper SeaSquared Charters

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