Blue Snapper Delight

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Miss Trish’s Ultimate Stuffed Blue Snapper is a culinary creation born out of a moment of recipe block, transformed into a sensation that stole the spotlight at a dinner party, delighting guests with its unexpected twist of using blue snapper in lieu of the intended red snapper. This dish, falling under the category of One Dish Meal, offers a perfect blend of flavors and textures, making it an ideal choice for a healthy weeknight dinner that can be prepared in the oven in under 4 hours.

🕒 Cook Time: 1 hour
🕒 Prep Time: 30 minutes
🕒 Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

This recipe ventures into uncharted territory, taking a risk that paid off handsomely, thanks to the fortuitous encounter with blue snapper at the fish market. The resulting dish garnered rave reviews throughout the evening, cementing its status as a standout creation that defied expectations and delighted palates.


  • Cooking wine
  • 1 lemon
  • Butter
  • Shrimp
  • Rice
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic heads
  • Mushroom
  • Season salt
  • Onion powder
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Pepper
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Parsley
  • Chicken liver
  • Sugar

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 369.1
  • Fat Content: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol Content: 150.5mg
  • Sodium Content: 674mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 50.1g
  • Fiber Content: 1.9g
  • Sugar Content: 2g
  • Protein Content: 20.1g

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Clean the Fish: Thoroughly clean the blue snapper with half of the fresh lemon.

  2. Prepare the Fish: Place the cleaned fish in a fish baking dish, positioning it on its back.

  3. Marinate the Fish: Pour cooking wine over the body of the fish, then add all the seasonings except the parsley.

  4. Prepare the Stuffing: In a skillet, combine shrimp, finely chopped chicken livers, onion, garlic, and butter. Sauté the mixture for approximately three minutes.

  5. Make the Cornbread: Follow the instructions on the cornbread mix package to prepare the cornbread.

  6. Incorporate the Stuffing: Once the cornbread is ready, mix in the sautéed ingredients.

  7. Bake the Cornbread: Transfer the cornbread mixture to a baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes.

  8. Stuff the Fish: Once the cornbread is baked, crumble it with a spoon. Remove the ingredients of the marinade from the fish, then begin spooning the cornbread stuffing into the fish cavity.

  9. Secure the Fish: Use toothpicks to secure the stomach of the fish closed.

  10. Bake the Stuffed Fish: Place the stuffed fish in the oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, adjusting the time based on the size of the fish.

  11. Garnish and Serve: Once the fish is cooked through, sprinkle it with parsley and serve with slices of lemon on the side. Optionally, serve rice either on the side or stuffed inside the fish.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Accompany the stuffed blue snapper with steamed broccoli, asparagus with garlic and butter sauce, and a refreshing Caesar salad for a complete and satisfying meal experience.

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