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Whole Grilled Snapper

This is one of the recipes which we have been given permission to reproduce by another of the UK recipe sites, Recipes4us. It is a big site with a wealth of information and recipes, as well as a first class barbecue section for the summer. If you would like to have a look at their website click here.

Have a look at Florence Sandeman's (who is the Editor of Recipes4us) Biography page to find out why and how she gained her passion for cooking.


For the basting / serving sauce:
120ml / 4 fl.oz. Olive Oil
3 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
White Pepper

Other ingredients:
1 tbsp Freshly chopped Oregano
2 x 675g / 1 1/2lb Red Snapper, cleaned and gutted
Salt and Pepper

  • In a small bowl, combine all the basting sauce ingredients until well blended. Set aside for at least 1 hour at room temperature to allow the flavours to develop.
  • Season the fish both inside and out with the oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Grill over hot coals for 30 - 40 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish, turning 3 or 4 times and basting frequently with the remaining sauce.
  • To serve - transfer to serving plates and drizzle with any remaining basting sauce.

Serves 4