Snapper is one of the most popular fish in Australia. They’re known for their soft but tender texture and they’re very easy to cook. Never have I ever had to struggle with this type of fish, and you shouldn’t either! This post will introduce you to some of my favourite snapper recipes.
1. CLICK: Grilled whole snapper
This has to be the easiest way to cook snapper. There’s not many ingredients and the ones they use are very easy to find. All you have to do is to clean and dry the fish, flavour with some garlic, salt, pepper and rosemary herbs and they’re good to go in the grill!
Make sure your grill rack is super clean and that you’ve spread oil evenly on the surface to make sure the fish won’t stick to the rack.
2. CLICK: Steamed snapper
For this recipe, you can go with either the usual whole snapper or you could follow their choice of using fillets.
Ingredients are also quite simple, julienne chopped ginger, salt, thinly sliced spring onion, garlic and sesame oil. If your kitchen isn’t the one that stocks Asian ingredients, it’s time to visit the supermarket and pick up some soy sauce and white wine because these are the perks of this recipe. Put everything except spring onion and coriander.
There’ll be two important steps when you cook steamed fish:
1st steam will go for about 4 minutes and you’ll find excess water on the plate, remove this.
2nd steam will be your official one, which should go for about 10 minutes, depends on the size of your cut. This is when you drizzle the soy sauce and white wine.
The following steps are optional, but if you’re keen, you can heat up some oil and garnish the fish with spring onion and coriander. When the oil is hot, pour it over the fish and this will add some flavour to the dish. Drizzle sesame oil over the fish.
3. CLICK: BBQ whole snapper with lime and chilli
For this recipe, you need to crush some lemongrass and torn lime leaves. The rest of the ingredients are kind of a combination between recipe #1 and #2. It’s quite straightforward. Lime and chilli will add more flavours to the snapper. Always remember to dry the fish before you start seasoning and putting them in the grill.
It’s important to note that the ingredients that are other than salt and pepper should be mixed together to create a mix of sauce to go with the fish.