Grilled Red Snapper with Lemon Chive Sauce

Grilled Red Snapper with Lemon Chive Sauce 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.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 10 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 1 2-pound snapper

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • 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.

  • Heat a large skillet to smoking hot over medium-high heat. Cook snapper until just beginning to brown, about 1 minute per side.

  • 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.

  • Transfer snapper to serving platter. Pour tomato mixture over snapper to serve.

Per Serving: 160 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 3.9g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 49.3mg; sodium 544.8mg. Use lime juice instead of lemon juice, if desired.