Go "Keys Crazy" with Yellowtail Snapper Fish Tacos!

When someone asks you “What’s Wrong? or “You look upset?” rather than say “I am having bad day”, say you’re having a “Keys Crazy Day”.

How I deal with a “Keys Crazy Day".

1. Listen to Jimmy Buffet like a "Conch"

2. Go Fish

Me with a couple of Nice Snappers from last fall

3. Watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

Florida Bay Sunset View from Our Balcony

4. Play with our new puppies Stella and Brenna

5. Cook healthly seafood.

Try my Yellowtail Snapper Fish Tacos 2011. The Yellowtail Snapper has a distinct sweet flavor that will leave your guests wanting more!


2 lbs of Yellowtail Snapper Filets
Sea salt and Ground pepper
3-4 tbsp. butter or margarine
½ cup of plain yogurt
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tablespoon of lime juice and ½ minced jalapeno
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon of dried dill weed
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Shredded Cabbage
1 package of flour tortillas


Place yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice and minced jalapeno, oregano, dill weed, cumin in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Cut the snapper fillets into 2-inch wide strips. Generously cover both sides of fillets with sea salt and pepper.

Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle a dash of garlic powder into the melted butter.

Add fillets to skillet, and sauté, about a 1 minute each side, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork. Break fish into bite-size pieces. Place into serving dish.

Warm the tortillas. (I use a microwave for 20-30 seconds for a large 10-inch).

For each taco use about 3-4 oz cooked fish and 2-3 tablespoons each of salsa, cheese, sour cream, shredded cabbage.

Now get cooking!



Jane said...

Hi Ryan! So nice to meet you. Shellbelle shared your blog and the photo of your snapper. I had just told my husband that I was craving snapper...Mmmmmmm. My favorite fish! I'll be sure to check in with you...both on the blog and when we next get to the keys.
Enjoy your day...
Jane (Artfully graced)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Ryan!

I read about your blog over at Rhonda's (Shell Belle's Tiki Hut), and I wanted to be sure and drop by to say, 'Hi'!

I can't get over those snappers! WOW! And the recipe sounds great, but what I really can't get over are those two darling dogs! So SO SO CUTE. What are they? Whatever they are, I can understand why y'all are in love with them. If they go missing, you need look no further than my nest. LOL!

All good wishes from up the coast a bit (St. Augustine)...

Sheila :-)

Marlene said...

I have surely hit the jackpot looking at recipes today! Love your blog!