Grilling a Whole Fish
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Lemons, limes and fresh herbs are stuffed into a whole red snapper and grilled for a succulent fish dinner.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: African
Serves: 4
  • 1 whole red snapper, scaled and gutted
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • fresh herbs such as basil, thyme, parsley, dill
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Rub olive oil over fish. Make sure to oil the bottom of the fish.
  2. Make 4 slits all the way to the bone on each side of the fish
  3. Stuff the fish with slices of lemons, limes and fresh herbs.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Allow fish to sit out for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Heat the grill on high. Place fish on grill.
  7. Turn grill down. Cook for 25-30 minutes.
Oven Roasting Method
  1. If using an oven, bake on baking sheet (preferably with parchment paper) at 425 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes. Do not turn over.
Filet Fish
  1. Peel skin back. Using spoon and knife, remove the fish off of the bones. The bones will lift off in one piece. There will be a few bones you will miss. Be aware of that.
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