Cajun Snapper with Red Beans and Rice


Red beans and rice along with Creole seasoning bring a Cajun flair to this red snapper main dish recipe.

Cajun Snapper with Red Beans and Rice
Photo: Andy Lyons


  • 2 10 ounce fresh red snapper filets

  • 2 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning

  • 1 14.8 ounce pouch cooked long grain rice

  • 1 15 ounce can red beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 lemons

  • Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Rinse fish; pat dry. Cut each fillet in half crosswise. Sprinkle snapper with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning. Heat 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, skin side up; cook 4 minutes; turn. Cook 2 to 4 minutes more or until fish flakes when tested with fork.

  2. Meanwhile, in large microwave-safe bowl, combine rice, beans, and remaining 1 teaspoon seasoning. Cover and micro-cook on high (100% power) for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes or until heated through, stirring twice.

  3. Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from one lemon; cut other lemon into wedges.

  4. Serve fish with rice and beans. Drizzle melted butter over top; sprinkle lemon peel and parsley. Pass lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
11g Fat
51g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1055mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 662mg 14%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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