Quick and Easy Blackened Red Fish

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This delicious but quick and easy blackened red fish recipe is another one of my favorite blackened fish recipes, along with blackened red snapper, tuna, and salmon. Fresh or frozen and thawed out red fish can be used, the choice is yours to make.  I usually go the frozen route since I always have a hard time finding fresh red fish. 

Like any good cook, I recommend using a cast iron skillet for the best results. No worries if you don't have a cast iron skillet, any heavy bottom skillet or frying pan will do.  While we're on the subject go out and buy yourself a good cast iron skillet if you don't already have one.

Here is the blackened redfish recipe.  You can save any leftover blackened seasoning that remains.

Blackened Red fish

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless Red Fish Fillets, 4 to 6 ounces each, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • Blackened seasoning (Get Recipe)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Start off by preparing your blackened seasoning and set aside. Next go ahead and heat up your cast iron skillet. Heat skillet over your highest heat setting for about 10 minutes until its very hot. The bottom of skillet will be ashy white when ready.
  2. Rinse your red fish fillets under running cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Dip the fillets, one at a time in the melted butter ensuring both sides of fillet are covered with butter. Remove fish from butter and then without sitting the fish down sprinkle fish on both sides generously with seasoning, patting by hand. Repeat this step again for the second piece of red fish.
  3. Place both pieces of red fish into the extremely hot cast iron skillet and cook for 4 minutes turning over once, halfway through cooking. Pour 1 teaspoon of melted butter over the top of the fillets initially and another on top of the fillets when you turn it over at the halfway point.

Special Notes: Be sure to wipe your cast iron skillet (caution its very hot) clean before cooking you second round of red fish. Also, be sure your stove ventilation fan is working and in proper order, since blackening tends to create plenty of smoke.

This recipe provided courtesy of https://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

Other fish such pompano red snapper, salmon steaks or tile fish can be used as substitute for red fish in this recipe. Enjoy this blackened red fish recipe!

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