Grilled Whole Red Snapper with Ginger Sweet Chili Sauce – 全烤红鸡鱼

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Red Snapper is picked because every recipe on grilling whole fish listed it as one of the best tasting choices.

Grilled Whole Red Snapper with Ginger Sweet Chili Sauce 2

Serves 2

1 whole red snapper, gutted and scaled
lime or lemon slices
fresh basil, chopped
fresh cilantro, chopped

4 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
5 cloves garlic, pressed
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons brown or palm sugar
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons Thai sweet chili sauce
½ teaspoon sambal oelek (optional)

Dipping Sauce
4 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced fine
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon sambal oelek or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice


1. Warm your grill or start your coals.

2. Mix the Dipping Sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

3. Mix the Marinade ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.

4. Place the fish on a foil covered sheet pan. Score 3 diagonal cuts 1 ½ inches apart along the length of fish from head to tail on both sides.

5. Drizzle 3 tablespoons or more of marinade over fish, covering both sides, in cuts and in underside cavity.

6. Place fish in a grill basket and grill for 20 minutes with the cover of grill closed, turning when each side is a little charred. Brush with marinade at each turning and continue to barbeque until fish will flake.

7. Place on serving platter and brush with marinade for a glossy finish. Remove fish fillets to plates, squeeze lemon or lime juice over, and sprinkle with chopped basil and cilantro. Serve with Dipping Sauce in small bowls.




Credit goes to: LYNNE

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