Smoky Citrus Butter-Baked Redfish

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Anne Milneck | 5 comments

Redfish, aka Red Drum or just Reds, is a great choice for baking because it's firm and easy to handle. Its mild flavor makes it a great contender for bold spices--like Smoked Sweet Paprika. It's a simple dish that delivers big flavor. Pop a sheet pan of this fish in the oven while you prep sides and a salad. Dinner will be served in under 30 minutes!


2 lbs Redfish filets, rinsed and patted dry

1 tsp salt

Dash Cayenne

2 tsp Smoked Sweet Paprika

Juice of one small lemon

3 Tbl finely chopped onion

1/4 cup melted butter


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and position a rack in the center. Sprinkle both sides of the fish with the salt, cayenne and Smoked Sweet Paprika. Place the filets with the side that once contained the skin facing up. In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, onion and butter. Pour over fish filets. Bake until the fish is cooked through, opaque and flakes easily with a fork--about 15 minutes.



5 Responses


July 22, 2020

Love this recipe! We baked the fish in a cast iron skillet on the grill and it was fantastic!


February 19, 2020

Recipe is simple & very easy to make & quick. Great for weeknight menu. butter sauce makes the dish.

Charlotte Frazier
Charlotte Frazier

February 06, 2020

We had this tonite with red snapper. It was Really good and Super easy!! Will definitely try again.


December 12, 2018

Made this and hubby loved it. This will be on repeat!


August 23, 2015

This recipe was fantastic. I loved the smoky paprika taste with the bite of the cayenne. What is hilarious is that I randomly found this recipe on Pinterest and used it before I realize who posted it. I have bought several of my spices at Red Stick Spice Co., and am a local. No wonder it was great!

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