Pan Fried Red Snapper with Jonathan on Dads That Cook

I hit the jackpot when I met Jonathan who cooked up some incredible Pan-Fried Red Snapper plus a few great side dishes. This dish is an all-time family favorite!

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Jonathan Johnson
Safety Specialist

This happy-go-lucky father of two loves cooking rustic meals and simple recipes. He learned to cook from his late mother. Some of his first and favorite memories include sitting on a kitchen stool watching his mother cook amazing meals while talking with his grandmother on the phone and blaring gospel music throughout the house. Jonathan works in law enforcement and treasures family time at the table as a place to talk about life and bond with his loved ones.

Q1 - What’s one tool in the kitchen you wish you had and why?

None. The less gadgets, the better.

Q2 - What’s your biggest meal disaster?

I cooked dinner for my background investigator. I burnt steaks on the grill. In the matter of seconds I thought my job prospect went from great to nil. Spoiler alert, I still got the job.

Q3 - What’s one thing you would like to learn how to make?

Authentic paella and Portuguese bread.

Q4 - If there was one dish you would teach your kid to make, what would it be?

Arroz Amarillo, fried snapper and a legit breakfast.

Q5 - What does it mean to you as a dad to cook for your family?

The ability to share recipes, learn about other cultures and make memories is priceless. Cooking does all of that in addition to sharing a meal with loved ones. It should be an integral part of family life.