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 Grilled Whole Red Snapper with Mojo de Ajo
  • This recipe calls for red snapper but most small firm fleshed fish will work well on the grill.
  • Have your fishmonger clean, scale, and score your fish for you.
  • When cooking whole fish, figure about one pound per person.

  • 2-2 pound whole red snappers, cleaned, scaled, and scored
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Mojo de Ajo

  • 4 cups onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup hot canola oil


  • Place fish on a platter, rub completely with olive oil, including inside the scored flesh and belly. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Leave at room temp for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • On a hot grill, place fish in the same direction as the grill grate, longwise not crosswise.Cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, flipping once about halfway through. Keep lid closed.
  • Remove fish from grill, top with onions, garlic, lime juice and salt. Heat canola oil until screaming hot, pour carefully over fish and vegetables
  • Each fish serves two people. Enjoy!
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