Ingredients

How to make it

  • To make the crispy polenta, cut slices polenta loaf and sauté them in oil and butter.
  • In a skillet, heat half the oil and half the butter. When the butter melts, fry the polenta slices without crowding over medium high heat, turning often, until they are golden brown and crisp. Fry the remaining slices in the same way.
  • Remove from pan and lightly sprinkle with Cajun seasoning
  • Place in a warm oven.
  • Directions for Vinaigrette:
  • To prepare the vinaigrette: Place the shallots and 3/4 cup of the
  • olive oil in a small ovenproof pan and cover tightly. Bake at 350 degrees for
  • 50 to 60 minutes, or until the shallots are soft. Let the shallots cool in
  • the olive oil, and then remove, reserving the oil. Julienne the shallots and
  • put them in a bowl. Add the balsamic vinegar and slowly whisk in the reserved
  • olive oil. Add the chopped chives and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Directions for the Scarlet red Snapper:
  • Sprinkle some Cajun seasoning on Snapper
  • In a fry pan heat the oil until it shimmers
  • Add the Snapper skin side down and fry until it is browned and releases from the pan, about 4 minutes.
  • Lower heat to medium, turn over and cook until browned remove and let rest.
  • In a plate spread some vinaigrette with shallots on each plate
  • Add the Crispy Polenta then top with the Snapper
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon on fish if desired
  • Top fish with more vinaigrette and garnish with parsley
  • Add the Salsa Verde on the side
  • Add tomato salsa and garnish with cilantro
  • Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and parsley.
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    " It was excellent "
    floridiangourmet ate it and said...
    Awesome pics! How is snapper compared to grouper? I find grouper to be vastly overrated and never had snapper.
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    " It was excellent "
    angelinaw ate it and said...
    Michael, this is beautiful... what a perfect dream! Keep up the good dreams! Five on originality alone!
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    Oh, wow...a keeper for sure. I'm all over this one!!
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  • keni 5 years ago
    Well, the site ate my actual review! So, here we go again...made this just as written, other than didn't serve it with the condiments. I just had lemon steamed asparagus alongside. The polenta(though we call 'em grits 'round here ;)were a nice texture, here. Great flavor compliments, as well, Trigger...it's a high end style recipe but it's also quick and easy. Wonderful addition, thank you!
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  • sas 5 years ago
    Spectacular recipe, how I wish you were my personal chef. I can't wait to try this. Wow and you really nailed all of us girls with this one. Thank you Micheal. I Book marked this and printed it out. Keep 'em coming.~~~~~~Sas
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    You should be proud of this one! Sounds perfect!
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  • keni 5 years ago
    This sounds fantastic...Red Snapper, too, is a treat for us, but this has gone on the saved list for when we do get it, again! Thanks, Trigger...such a lovely dish. :)
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  • cajunspices66 6 years ago
    ALSO ADDED THIS TO MY LOUISIANA LADIES AND CAJUN CREOLE GROUPS...
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  • cajunspices66 6 years ago
    OMG... LOOKS FABULOUS! THANKS FOR SENDING ME THE RECIPE. I HAVE BEEN TRAVELING ALL SUMMER AND HAVENT HAD MUCH TIME ON HERE.. KEEP IN TOUCH..
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Fantastic! Wonderful pictures..........
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Toothsome, Michael. Polenta is just fantastic and crispy is such a wonderful innovation. This is over-the- top fantastic. Just reading it was like watching a cooking show. ^5 and thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    It looks and sounds awesome! Nice pic too.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    What a gorgeous looking plate.. I'm betting it tastes twice as delicious! You have some enviable dreams!
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  • meileen 6 years ago
    This looks beautiful, thanks for the pics and the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    grinchgirl ate it and said...
    dream on! and keep coming up with great recipes like this. Yummmmm!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    How wonderful, Michael...great dreams you have there! I flagged your picture as beautiful - and it is. I'd love to take that plate right out of my monitor and blisffuly dig in. And Crispy Polenta? And the vinaigrette? Brilliant! Thank you, hon. Hugs, Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    Wow! very nice
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  • gottaluvit 6 years ago
    This sounds awesome! I love snapper and will be trying this recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    lincolntoot ate it and said...
    Keep dreaming - about more recipes of course! This sounds awesome! I found polenta that comes flavored with tomato amd basil or garlic and basil and want more recipes - I love it! You have my 5 for this recipe!
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