Baked Whole Snapper with Thai Green Sauce

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Baked Whole Snapper with Thai Green Sauce

  • Prep Time
    15 Minutes
  • Cook Time
    45 Minutes
  • Total Time
    1 Hour
  • Servings
  • Difficulty

Ideal for

  • Charcoal

  • Weber Q

  • Gas


  • 1.5 Whole snapper, cleaned and scaled
  • 2 Stems of lemon grass, bruised
  • 2cm Piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 Bunch of coriander, washed with roots and stems separated from the leaves
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves, bruised
Thai Green Sauce
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1tsp Fish sauce
  • 1/2tsp Palm sugar, grated
  • 2tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream


  • Step 0
    Preheat your barbecue for indirect cooking.
  • Step 1
    Mix the lime juice, fish sauce, palm sugar, green curry paste and coconut cream in a jug and set aside.
  • Step 2
    Place fish on a large piece of aluminium foil.
  • Step 3
    Using a sharp knife cut slits into the flesh of snapper.
  • Step 4
    Push the lemon grass, ginger, coriander stems and lime leaves in the cavity of the snapper.
  • Step 5
    Massage the green sauce mixture into the skin on both sides.
  • Step 6
    Lay the snapper on three layers of foil. Fold the sides up around the snapper to create a “boat”.
  • Step 7
    Once the barbecue is preheated, turn the center burner off and the outside burners to medium.
  • Step 8
    Place the snapper above the center burner and cook for 35 to 45 minutes.


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