Red drum fish, a type of bass, is coated with cayenne pepper, black pepper, lemon pepper and garlic powder; baked in Italian dressing.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups Italian-style salad dressing
- 4 (4 ounce) fillets red drum
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low heat; cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the cayenne pepper, black pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder and salt. Set aside.
Dip the filets into the melted butter, then coat with the seasoning mixture.
In a large skillet over high heat, sear fish on each side for 2 minutes or until slightly charred.
Place in a 11x7 inch baking dish and pour the Italian dressing onto each filet. Cover baking dish and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until flaky and tender.