Easy Red Snapper With Shrimp Stuffing

“I wanted a change for a holiday meal, something elegant, but not too hard. This was it. Yum!! Serve it with a glass of white wine, some crab cakes and salad or cole slaw and you have a meal to remember. Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 lbs red snapper, cleaned and boned
  • 14 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 4 tablespoons butter, separate in half
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cooked baby shrimp
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper


  1. This can be done both in the oven or on the grill. My BH and I prefer it on the grill.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º (if using oven).
  3. Rub fish inside and out with salt. Set aside.
  4. Sauté onion and celery in 2 tablespoons butter until soft. Add bacon, bread crumbs, egg, shrimp, salt & pepper; mix well.
  5. Stuff fish; close with turkey thread, turkey picks, or toothpicks. Place in baking pan and brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake 40 minutes.
  6. If using the grill, I still recommend brushing with butter, and grill 20-25 minutes turning about 4 times as not to break the fish up. Remove picks and enjoy!

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