Grilled Red Snapper with Spicy Lobster Cream Sauce

Grilled Red Snapper with Spicy Lobster Cream Sauce

Grilled Red Snapper with Spicy Lobster Cream Sauce

10 mins
15 mins

Inspired by the flavors of New Orleans, our Grilled Red Snapper with Spicy Lobster Sauce kicks your seafood game up a notch. This easy-to-make dish has a complex flavor profile with sweet, tender lobster and a rich and creamy sauce made with white wine, tomatoes and bold Creole seasoning for a touch of Cajun heat.

We made this recipe on the Cruise Gas Grill, but you can make it on your grill.


For the snapper

  • 1 pound red snapper filets, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning

For the lobster sauce

  • > olive oil, to taste
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 pound pre-cooked lobster claw meat
  • > salt and pepper, to taste
  • > green onions, to taste


Step 1 Of 11
Preheat grill to 400°F.
Lay filets on a sheet pan and season with Creole seasoning.
Place the pan onto hot grill grates and cook until the internal temperature reaches 135°F, using a using an <a href="">instant-read thermometer</a> about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Remove snapper from the heat and set aside.
Place a saucepan over medium heat and drizzle with olive oil.
Once the oil heats up, add onion and sauté until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Pour in tomatoes and Creole seasoning, cayenne pepper and cream cheese. Mix together until combined.
Stir in white wine, heavy cream and ½ cup of shredded parmesan. Simmer until the sauce is reduced to a spoon-thick consistency and remove from heat.
Stir in the lobster meat. Taste and season with salt & pepper, as needed.
Plate snapper, top with the lobster cream sauce and sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top. Use a culinary torch to melt the cheese.
Hot Tip
If you don’t have a culinary torch, place the snapper in the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
Garnish with green onions.
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