A nice easy recipe you can use after your next successful mission out chasing snapper.
Asian-style snapper parcel
A really social and fun way to cook a bunch of snapper fillets with a bunch of mates is to slice up a wide variety of ingredients and allow people to choose which ones they want before placing them in the foil parcel with the snapper and a knob of butter.
- 1 good-sized snapper fillet
- 1/2 clove of finely chopped garlic
- 1/2 inch of grated ginger
- 1 small, finely diced chilli
- 1/2 Lime
- 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- Place a small knob of butter and a few slices of onion on a piece of tinfoil big enough to wrap the fillet in with the shiniest side facing down.
- Place the fillet on the onion slices and lightly season with salt and pepper.
- Place the garlic, ginger and chilli on top before squeezing over the juice of the lime, the sesame oil and a few finely chopped leaves of coriander.
- Make the parcel by bringing all the edges of the foil together and pinching closed so that it is as air-tight as possible.
- Place the parcel, flat side down, on a hot barbeque or flying surface and cook for around 10 minutes depending on the size of the fillet before serving with steamed rice
- Note: exactly the same recipe can be used to cook a whole snapper wrapped in foil, just increase the cooking time to around 25 minutes and turn once after 10 minutes.
Note: exactly the same recipe can be used to cook a whole snapper wrapped in foil, just increase the cooking time to around 25 minutes and turn once after 10 minutes.