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Recipe - Asian Style Snapper

By Andrew SpearNZ Fishing World
Recipe - Asian Style Snapper

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 good-sized snapper fillet
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • 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
  • Coriander

Method

  1. 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.
  2. Place the fillet on the onion slices and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. Make the parcel by bringing all the edges of the foil together and pinching closed so that it is as air-tight as possible.
  5. 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
  6. 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.

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