Grilled Red Snapper

Red snapper is a beautiful white fish with a sweet flavor that works extremely well with citrus. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, this fish is firm enough to withstand grilling on a barbeque for a smoky undertone.

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1 whole red snapper
1 lemon sliced
2 sprigs thyme
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Score the outside of the snapper and brush with the oil mixture. Salt the inside of the fish cavity and insert sliced lemons and thyme. Spray the inside of a fish grill basket with non-stick cooking spray. Place the fish inside the grill basket and barbeque over moderate heat for about 10 minutes. Turn over and barbeque for an additional 10 minutes or until the fish is flaky.

Remove from grill basket and place on serving platter. Remove the lemons and thyme from the cavity. Using a spoon, remove the back side of the fish (called a dorsal). Cut into the top filet just above the tail. Then use your spoon to push off to the side the top filet (flip it over to check for any bones). Once the top filet is removed, then lift the tail to remove the bone and head.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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