Salt and pepper snapper

1
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
Fresh flavour: for even more flavour, add 1/3 cup each of fresh mint and Vietnamese mint leaves to the coriander

Ingredients

sea salt

1 tbs

pepper

1 tsp, Ground Sichuan pepper

pepper

1 tsp, Ground black pepper

Snapper, raw

1200 g, (buy 2 x 800g whole fish, cleaned)

lime

1 medium, Thinly sliced

sweet chilli sauce

2 tbs

lebanese cucumber

4 medium, Thinly sliced into ribbons

fresh coriander

½ cup(s)

lime

1 medium, Cut into wedges to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat a barbecue on medium-high with hood closed. Combine the salt, Sichuan pepper and 1 teaspoon of black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Rinse fish, inside and out, under cold running water. Pat dry with kitchen paper. Make 3 shallow cuts, 1cm-deep, in the thickest part of each fish.
  3. Cut 2 x 40cm square pieces of foil and baking paper. Place the foil on a clean surface. Top with a piece of baking paper. Place a fish in the centre of each sheet of baking paper.
  4. Divide the lime slices between the cuts in fish. Sprinkle half the salt mixture in the cuts and over each fish. Fold the paper and foil over the fish to enclose the filling. Fold the edges to seal.
  5. Barbecue the fish, with the hood down, for 10-14 minutes or until cooked through (the flesh will flake when tested with a fork). Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with the remaining salt mixture. Drizzle with the sweet chilli sauce and serve with the cucumber, coriander and lime wedges.

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