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lemon juice over red snapper

How To Cook Haitian Style Red Snapper

Learn how to cook Haitian Style Red Snapper in no time. Red snapper fish is always an excellent choice for a speedy supper, and our fried red snapper recipe will be on the table in minutes.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 489kcal


  • Red Snapper One or two fish, medium size; cleaned and cut to desired size.

Red Snapper Seasoning

  • Juice From 1 Lemon
  • ½ Cup Haitian Epis
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste We used kosher salt

Frying Red Snapper

  • 1.5 Quart Frying Oil
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Corn Starch Optional
  • 1 Tsp. Paprika Or Chili powder will work
  • 1 Thyme Sprig Optional
  • 1 Rosemary Sprig Optional


  • Pat dry the clean fish and set aside.
    Top with Haitian seaoning, salt and pepper, and lemon juice. Rub all over the fish. Cover and let marinate for 2 hour or more.
    Fried Red Snapper topped with seasoning in clear dish
  • When ready to fry, add the oil to a deep frying pan and add the herbs (the herbs will help flavor the oil).
    In a separate bowl add the flour, corn starch, and paprika (or chili powder). Mix well. Coat the fish one piece at a time.
    Fry the fish in small baches, flipping the fish one time to make the it is cooked on both sies. Cook the fish for a total of 10-15 minutes depending on the size.
    red snapper frying in oil
  • Transfer the fish to a paper toweled plate and serve.
    lemon juice over red snapper



Serving: 2People | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg