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Florida Snapper with Citrus Blue Crab

Florida Snapper with Citrus Blue CrabRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (6-ounce) Florida snapper fillets, skinless
1 tablespoon shrimp boil or seafood seasoning
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup Florida shallots, minced
3 tablespoons fresh Florida lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
8 ounces fresh Florida blue crabmeat
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Fresh Florida flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Season fillets and place in a greased oven proof dish. Set aside.
  3. In small saucepan, combine wine, shallots and lemon juice over medium-high heat; boil until mixture is reduced to 1/3 cup. Stir in cream slowly; simmer 5 minutes until thickened. Whisk in the butter 1 tablespoon at a time until melted. Stir in lemon peel, crab meat, salt and pepper and heat through.
  4. Top the fillets with crabmeat mixture and bake 20 minutes until fillet is cooked through and opaque in center. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 408; Calories From Fat: 177; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 164mg; Total Carbs: 5g; Protein: 46g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.