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One of the absolute best ways to cook fresh fish, is to cook it whole on the grill. Cooking fish on the bone is just like any other protein in that the bones help keep the fish moist and packed with flavor. One of the absolute best fish for grilling whole are snappers and really, any snapper variety will do.

 

When it comes to choosing a snapper variety, it really doesn't matter, particulary with this recipe. You can use American or Pacific Red Snappers, Yellowtail Snappers from the Florida Keys, or really any other snapper species. Just load up the cavity of the fish with loads of fresh herbs and citrus and you'll have one of the best fish dishes you've ever had.

 

Whole Grilled Snapper with Charred Scallion & Lime Sauce

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 whole snapper, at least 1lb in size
  • 2 limes, 1 cut into slices and 1 cut in half
  • 4 scallions (green onions)
  • 3-4 pieces of thinly sliced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh greated ginger
  • 1 teasoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut 3 small slits into both sides of the snapper to help with even cooking. Season with salt.
  2. Take two of the scallions and cut into 1" pieces and stuff into the belly cavity of the fish along with three lime slices and sliced ginger.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grates with vegetable oil and place fish on grill over high heat and cook for 5-8 minutes per side depending on size of fish and intensity of the heat. The final internal temp should be 145 degrees. Set aside to rest.
  4. Place additional scallions and lime halves on the grill over high heat and cook until charred. Once cool enough to handle, finely chop the scallions. Juice the charred limes into a small mixing bowl and add scallions, greated ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce and stir to combine.
  5. Serve the whole fish along with the sauce. The flesh of the fish should easily pull away from most of the bones when cooked properly.
 
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