Jamaican Grilled White Snapper

Jamaican Grilled White Snapper


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.




15 min


10 min


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