Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Red Snapper

Turn up the heat—use as much Sriracha as you'd like on this easy-to-prepare fish.

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Fish is the perfect dinner protein if you’re trying to lean up, since it’s packed with protein and low in fat. This particular recipe also happens to be packed with flavor.

If you’re a spicy guy, this one’s for you. It’s also perfect if your girl likes spicy foods as well; it’s a date night main course that looks impressive, but doesn’t take long to prepare.

Recipe and photo courtesy Michelle at Blackberry Babe.

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

12 min.

  • 1 lb red snapper filets
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice

Preheat oven to 450°.

Lay a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking pan. Lightly grease the foil, then lay fish on top of foil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Squeeze juice from half of the lime onto the fish, and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the honey, sriracha, and orange juice. Squeeze the remainder of the lime juice into the bowl. Stir to combine. Taste for heat. If it's too spicy, add extra honey, lime juice, or orange juice until you can tolerate the heat. Pour mixture on fish.

Fold, and gather sides and ends of foil to create a foil pouch around fish. Pull back some foil on seam to create a small hole for steam to escape.

Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until fish flakes easily.