You don’t often see fish at a BBQ get together. It is unusual enough that all your guests will be chatting about it.
And why not! If you are like me when I have to choose between meat and fish … I always pick fish, so why not give your BBQ guests that choice!
This delicious and easy to prepare Grilled Red Snapper is marinated with orange, lemon and a bit of jalapeno for a touch of heat! Perfect combo of sweet and tangy.
While the recipe calls for red snapper fillets, you can just as easily BBQ the whole fish (double or triple the marinade) … it makes for a great table presentation.
Marinated Grilled Red Snapper
- 6 Red Snapper fillets (approximately 4 ounces each)
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (chopped)
- 1/2 cup white onion (minced)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (squeezed)
- 1/4 cup orange juice (squeezed)
- 1 tbsp jalapeno (minced)
- 2 droppers stevia liquid concentrate (to taste)
- 1/4 cup whilte wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Rub the fillets with salt and set aside.
- Combine the marinade ingredients.
- Marinate the fillets for 2 hours (or overnight) in the refrigerator. The best way to marinade the fillets is to place them in a zip-lock bag that you can turn over several times.
- Preheat your grill and oil the grates. Grill the fillets until the meat is opaque, which is about four minutes per side.
- In the mean time, boil the marinade and simmer until reduced to about ¾ cup. Divide this sauce equally among the fillets. Garnish with the chopped cilantro leaves.
Red Snapper is fish with lean white flesh. It has a mild flavor that is slightly sweet which is perfect in the lemon-orange marinade.
Choose fillets that have the skin on one side. The pink metallic skin is one way to to you are buying red snapper, not an imposter fish. The skin is delicious and crispy when grilled on your BBQ.