Grilled Red Snapper


This grilled red snapper can be made in a flash and has a great blend of spices in it. I totally love the way it looks and really enjoyed grilling this whole snapper. Its a great dish for a BBQ Party and your guests are surely gonna fall in love with this moist & flavorful fish 🙂

Red snapper is a lovely fish and since its locally available here, i love it even more for its freshness. There are so many ways of grilling your fish at home. And i love experimenting with the marinades as each one has its unique taste.

My blog will be turning one soon. And since my first post was a seafood – Fish Balls, i decided to end the year with a seafood too. Do try this recipe and leave me a feedback. I will be glad to hear from you.


Love, Priti



  • 1 Whole Red Snapper, de-scale, cleaned and washed
  • 1/2 Juice of Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to season

For the Marinade:

  • 5 large Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin, roasted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Coriander seed, roasted
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seed, roasted
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Juice of Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

For Garnish:

  • 6-8 Cherry Tomato
  • few Onion Rings
  • few Green Chili sliced



  1. Clean, wash and pat dry the fish. Make few deep slits on both sides of the fish.
  2. Season the fish with lemon, salt and pepper. Keep aside.
  3. In a mortar and pestle pound all the ingredients under to-marinade to a fine paste.
  4. Liberally apply the marinade on both sides of the fish. And let it rest for 3-4 hours or overnight before you grill it.
  5. Cover the tray with aluminium foil . Line the fish with green chilies on the top and throw in some cherry tomatoes as well as onion rings on the side.
  6. Grill the fish for 15-20 mins turning once in between. [OR]
  7. You can also roast the fish by pre-heating the oven to 180 °C . Line fish in a ovenproof pan and roast the fish for 30-40 or until done.
  8. Serve hot with rice, lemon and mint chutney.





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