Spiced Snapper with Georgia Pecan Crust

Georgia Pecan Commission
  • Yield: 4 servings


3/4cup Georgia pecan halves
1/2cup fresh breadcrumbs
1small jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
1tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1large clove garlic, chopped
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon allspice
4 red snapper fillets (6 to 8 ounces each), skin on
4teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 lime
3 green onions, finely chopped


  1. Heat oven to 350F.  Oil a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In food processor fitted with chopping blade, combine pecans, breadcrumbs, jalapeño, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, salt and allspice. Pulse briefly just until mixture is coarsely chopped though well combined.
  3. Rinse the fish and thoroughly pat it dry. Spread pecan mixture on a large plate.  Press the flesh side of each fillet into mixture to coat completely with a thick crust.
  4. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet (preferably nonstick) over medium heat.  Add two fillets, crust sides down, and cook just until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.  With a large spatula, remove fillets to baking sheet, turning over to place them skin side down.  Repeat with remaining oil and fillets.
  5. Place fillets in oven and cook until the flesh is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Transfer to serving plates, sprinkle with juice of lime and top with green onion.

Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Pecan Commission

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 365
  • Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 160mg
  • Sodium 480mg
  • Carbohydrate 9g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 42g