- 4 snapper fillets
- 1/4 pound butter
- Blackening Seasoning, recipe follows
- Creamy grits, recipe follows
- Barbecue Sauce, recipe follows
- Lemon wedges
Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for about 10 minutes. Melt butter in the skillet and then pour onto a plate. Dip each fillet in butter so that each side is coated. Sprinkle 1 side of each fillet with blackening seasoning. Place in hot skillet, seasoned side down, and then sprinkle other side generously with blackening seasoning. Cook about 2 minutes or until the underside looks charred. Turn and cook about 2 more minutes or until done.
Spread creamy grits on 4 plates. Squeeze barbecue sauce in diagonal lines over grits. Place fish on top. Garnish with lemon wedges.
- 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground white pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Combine all spices and mix well.
Southern Creamy Grits:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 pound salted butter
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups quick grits
Bring heavy cream and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add butter, and salt and pepper. Slowly stir in grits and reduce heat. Cook approximately 20 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently. Set aside.
Southern Comfort Barbecue Sauce:
- 1/4 pound bacon, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup minced red onion
- 3 tablespoons Southern Comfort
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 14 ounces ketchup
- Salt and pepper
Cook bacon to 3/4 done. Add peppers and onion and saute until tender. Carefully flame with Southern Comfort. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool and transfer to squeeze bottle.
Yield: 4 servings
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