Recipe courtesy award winning author and TV host Steven Raichlen
On the Grill with Steven Raichlen
Grilled Whole Red Snapper with
Sweet Garlic Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Sweet Garlic BBQ Sauce Recipe
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Red Boat Fish Sauce
1/4 cup honey
4 serrano or Thai chiles, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
In a medium bowl, combine the lemon juice, fish sauce, honey, chiles, cilantro, garlic and pepper. Stir well and serve.
Grilled Snapper Recipe
4 whole red snappers or black bass (about 1 3/4 pounds each), cleaned
8 medium garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons freshly ground white pepper
3 tablespoons Red Boat Fish Sauce
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Sweet Garlic Barbecue Sauce and lime slices, for serving
Make 3 crosswise slashes down to the bone on both sides of each fish. Place the fish in 2 large shallow glass baking dishes.
In a mini food processor, pulse the garlic with the cilantro, salt, coriander and white pepper until finely chopped. With the machine on, slowly add 2 tablespoons of oil and process to a paste.
Slather the paste in the fish cavities and slashes and spread any extra over the skin; refrigerate for 1 hour.
In a small bowl, whisk the fish sauce with the lime juice, sugar and 3 tablespoons of oil. Set aside for basting.
Light a grill. Lightly oil the grate. Grill the fish, covered, over a medium-low fire for about 25 minutes, basting twice and turning once, until cooked through. Transfer to a platter and fillet before serving with the Sweet Garlic Barbecue Sauce and lime slices.
“Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue!” by Steven Raichlen
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