Grilled Red Snapper w/ Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

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This recipe will have you thinking that you’re dining on a private island, next to the ocean at a fine restaurant…even if you’ve never been. I’ll bet you a million dollars that you will not be able to eat it quietly. You may use lemon within the marinade of this recipe if you wish. Sometimes, I prefer not to use lemon and wine together in the same marinade recipe.



2 pounds of Red Snapper

½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive oil

1 teaspoon of sea salt (as desired)

Coarse black pepper

¼ teaspoon of garlic powder

¼ teaspoon of organic veggie pepper seasoning

¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

½ tablespoon of dry white wine

1 small sprig of rosemary finely chopped

Tiny pinch of dill



Combine all ingredients and stir; immediately pour over fish in a plastic bag. Let it marinate for an hour. Occasionally, within the hour, shake the bag gently and rub the meat a little. Doing so will give the fish a “balanced” taste.

Preheat the outdoor grill. Shake off excess marinade. Do not wipe marinade off the fish as it will help to prevent the fish from sticking. Place fish on the grill, skin side down. Do not flip (despite how bad you may want too.) Grill for approximately 8 minutes with the top down. Meanwhile make your Garlic Lemon Butter sauce.


Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

2 tablespoons of butter

¼ teaspoon of veggie pepper seasoning

¼ teaspoon of garlic

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Tiny pinch of dill



Melt butter in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, 80 percent power (microwave ovens vary.) Once melted combine ingredients and stir. Immediately drizzle over fish while both fish and butter are hot, and then serve. Bon appétit!