Jamaican Grilled White Snapper

  • 25 mins
  • 9 ingredients
  • Servings 2-4
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 10-12 min
  • Cuisine
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  • 1 whole white sapper, about 2 lbs
  • 5 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small bunch thyme
  • 1 habanero pepper, whole
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • juice and zest from 2 limes

This recipe uses fresh whole white snapper, but you may use red snapper or any whole fish may be cooked in this manner.

  • Remove any scales from the fish, then remove the insides of the fish leaving the head and tail intact.
  • Squeeze lime juice all over the fish, inside and out, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the garlic cloves to the inside of the fish along with a small bunch of thyme.
  • Place the fish on a 12 x 12 sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil then add the habanero, bell peppers,lime zest and onions.
  • Seal the foil in a tight package and place over hot coals and close the grill.
  • Cook for about 10-12 minutes or until peppers are slightly cooked and the fish flakes easily.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust if desired.
  • Recipe may be multiplied.

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