|Best BBQ Snapper Recipe|
Ingredients1.8kg to 2 kg whole snapper, scaled and guttered
1 lime thinly sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Mint leaves, chopped spring onion and lime wedges to serve
Ingredients for dressing
4 garlic cloves, chopped
5cm piece of ginger, peeled & thinly sliced
3 long red chillies, sliced
1 /4 cup caster sugar
1 / 3 cup fish sauce
2 limes, juiced
Pre heat the bbq grill on a medium heat. Rinse the belly cavity of the fish and clean any blood from the back bone area, as this can make the fish have a bitter taste. Dry it with some paper towelling. Score the fish every 2.5cm intervals on both sides of the thickest part of the snapper's body to help it cook evenly.
Place 3 sheets of foil on the bench that you are working from. Place the snapper in the middle and arrange the lime slices in the belly cavity.
Drizzle both sides of the fish with oil and season with pepper. Cover the fish with a sheet of foil and fold in the sides to enclose.
Place the fish on the BBQ grill for 10 minutes, and turn over and cook for a further 8 minutes on the other side. Remove from the bbq and carefully unwrap. Test the fish is cooked using a fork, seeing if it flakes apart easily.
Place on a platter and let it sit for 4 or 5 minutes.
For the dressing, place the ginger, garlic and chillies into a food processor and turn it into a paste. Transfer it to a saucepan.
Add the sugar, fish sauce, 100ml lime juice and 2 tbsp of cold water. Bring to the boil and reduce it to a medium heat and allow it to simmer and reduce to become thick. Set aside and allow it to cool.
With your snapper on the serving platter, pour over the dressing. Garnish with mint and spring onions, and serve with lime wedges.
Best Wine Match for BBQ Snapper?
If you're looking for a great wine to match your BBQ whole snapper consider a Semillion from the Hunter Valley. We'd recommend the 2009 Semillion from 201 Estates as a great choice. Although Semillon is very much the overlooked white varietal in mainstream drinking circles, it is in fact the perfect match with any kind of grilled seafood in general and barbecued prawns in particular.
To order online or for stockists of the 201 Estates Semillion 2009 visit thier website.
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