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Red Snapper Parfait

  • Yield: 2 appetizers


  • 4 - 2 ounces fillets red snapper
  • 1 tablespoon Creole spice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red pepper
  • 1 cup diced papaya
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon toasted coconut
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 sprigs cilantro


  • Season the fillets with the spice. In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Sear the fish until deep golden brown on both sides. Remove to a plate. In a shallow dish, combine the lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, and red pepper. Place the fish in the dish and let it sit for 1 hour. In a small bowl, combine the papaya, coconut milk, and coconut. Place 2 tablespoons of the papaya mixture in the bottom of two parfait glasses. Place a fillet in each glass and top each with 3 tablespoons papaya mixture, then the snapper fillets. Top with the remaining papaya mixture. Garnish with cilantro sprigs. Chill for 1 hour before serving.