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Grilled Red Snapper with Lemon Chive Sauce

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This dish has always been my favorite, easy to make and easy to get the ingredients. It can be served with pita bread, salad, or steamed rice, but I prefer it with steamed rice. Passed down from mum to me as a family delicacy."
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30 m servings 159
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 2-pound snapper)


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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Place snapper on a large plate; squeeze juice of 1 lemon onto each side and inside cavity. Set snapper aside to marinate, about 10 minutes. Combine soy sauce, butter, and ginger in a small bowl. Mix remaining lemon juice, tomatoes, chives, chile pepper, sugar, and salt together in a separate bowl.
  3. Heat a large skillet to smoking hot over medium-high heat. Cook snapper until just beginning to brown, about 1 minute per side.
  4. Place snapper on preheated grill; brush with soy mixture on each side. Grill, basting occasionally with soy mixture, until snapper flakes easily with a fork, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer snapper to serving platter. Pour tomato mixture over snapper to serve.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use lime juice instead of lemon juice, if desired.
  • I sometimes heat the soy mixture in the microwave for 1 minute and serve it as a sauce for the snapper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 159 calories; 4.6 3.9 24.9 49 545 Full nutrition

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This recipe was awesome and the flavors were fantastic together. I marinated 2 snapper filets in lemon juice and then with the soy- sherry broth mixture for about 45 minutes. It's a keeper for s...