Our Favorite Snook Recipe

Our Favorite Snook Recipe

Ready to see what all the fuss is about?  The delicious white meat of snook makes a great meal.  Snook are easy to clean too!  Best to get yourself a Real Men Prey Fishing Fillet Knife to get the job done right. 

The good news is that it’s pretty easy to fry a snook to perfection.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Oil - (vegetable, grapeseed, canola or peanut) – we prefer peanut oil
  • ¾ cup finely ground cornmeal (do not use coarse)
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp Jimmy P’s Seasoning – the secret ingredient!
  • 1 lb Snook fillets
  • Potato bread
  • Your favorite condiments


  • Once the fillets are patted dry, put them in a shallow dish and pour the buttermilk over them. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or more.
  • Heat ½ inch of oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet to a temperature of 350-375.
  • Mix the cornmeal, flour and seasoning in a shallow dish
  • Remove each fillet from the buttermilk, let the excess drip off, then roll in the cornmeal mixture.
  • Add the fillets to the skillet. Once the bottom turns golden brown, flip them over and brown the other side. 
  • Remove each fillet and place on a dish lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve on a healthy slice of toasted potato bread with your choice of condiments for a man size sandwich!

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