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Pan-Seared Snook with Jalape'o Cream Sauce and Seafood Risotto Recipe

Garnish the snook recipe with jumbo shrimp, jalapeños, lemon wedges and chives. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Benecke)
Garnish the snook recipe with jumbo shrimp, jalapeños, lemon wedges and chives. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Benecke)

This spicy snook recipe is sure to be a hit

With all the rules and regulations on this species, catching a slot snook in season is a real treat. It cannot be bought at any restaurant or fish market, so it’s worth making something really special when you do catch a keeper. This recipe is great for a cozy night in with a glass of wine and a snuggie or for a formal dinner party. Whatever the occasion, this dish is sure to please the palate.

Serves: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Seafood Risotto Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 6-8 cups chicken stock, kept warm
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 12 ounces jumbo shrimp, raw or cooked, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups small bay scallops
  • ¼ cup whole kernel corn
  • ¼ cup leeks, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 small diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Jalapeño Cream Sauce Ingredients:

  • 4 jalapeños, cored and finely diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onions
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch, mixed with a little water to make a paste for thickening

Garnish Ingredients:

  • 12 jumbo shrimp, grilled
  • 6 jalapeños, halved and grilled
  • Lemon wedges
  • Chives

Snook Ingredients:

  • 2 snook fillets, cut into 6 pieces
  • All purpose flour
  • Light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Fish spice of choice (optional)

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