Grilled Whole Red Snapper Recipes

Fish is one of the quickest healthy dinner options available, and this recipe for Grilled Red Snapper is no exception, needing little preparation and only a few basic ingredients.

If you’ve never eaten red snapper before, this is a great introductory recipe without much fuss that enhances the subtle, natural taste of the fish. Grilling adds even more flavor to this tasty dish, and is a quick and simple cooking method that anyone can master.

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Grilled Red Snapper 🔗

Fish is one of the speediest healthy dinner options around, and this Grilled Red Snapper recipe is no different, requiring minimal prep and just a few ingredients.

Prep: 15min

Total: 51min

Serving Size: 4 People

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 4 People, calories 97 kcal, Carbohydrate 4 g, Protein 4 g, Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 7 mg, Sodium 345 mg, Fiber 1 g, unSaturated Fat 6 g


  • 2 Lbs. Whole Red Snapper
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Allspice
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar


  1. Gather the ingredients and clean the fish properly.
  2. Take the cleaned whole red snapper and make two slits on each side. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the Chili Powder, Allspice, Garlic Powder, Parsley Flakes, Kosher Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Olive Oil, and Rice Vinegar. Mix well to combine.
  4. Use a pastry brush to add the seasoning all over the fish, including inside the slits.
  5. Spray the grill with oil and grill the fish for 18 minutes per side, or until the temperature reaches 145° F. Serve warm and enjoy!


Can you grill fish whole?

Place the fish fillet skin-side down, perpendicular to the grates, cover the grill, and cook as directed until the skin is browned and the fish releases easily when lifted with a thin, metal spatula. If you want to grill fillets, skin-on helps to lessen sticking.

Should red snapper be cooked with skin on?

Additionally, keeping the fish gutted but whole allows you to both crisp the skin up and introduce aromatic herbs and citrus by stuffing the cavity while still achieving that incredible grilled flavor. Whole fish will naturally grill better than thin filets.

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