Grilled Whole Red Snapper

Grilled Whole Red Snapper

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  • Serving: Serves 4

Fish should be grilled on high heat for a few minutes per side. It can easily lose moisture, so only place it on the grill for a few minutes depending on thickness of the cut. A 1-inch thick piece of fish should be cooked about 8 minutes total, 4 minutes per side and an additional 8 minutes per every extra inch of thickness. A whole fish will usually take about 10 minutes per inch. You should, however, keep an eye on your fish just in case it cooks faster than expected.


  • 2 whole red snappers, about 1 pound each, scaled and gutted
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat grill on high.
  2. Make a slit in the side of each fish to make a pouch. Place lime slices, whole basil leaves, and feta in each pouch.
  3. Brush fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place fish on grill and cook about 6 to 8 minutes per side or until fish is cooked through.


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