BBQ Red Snapper

    50 minutes

    The fish mixture of prawns, crab and seasonings can be stuffed in the red snapper, or as written in the recipe, piled on top while being cooked.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 50g butter
    • 4 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
    • 1 spring onion, chopped
    • 1 stalk celery, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 125g cooked prawns
    • 125g cooked crab meat
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 (100g) fillets red snapper

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat barbecue charcoals for high heat.
    2. Melt half the butter in a frying pan for the stuffing. Add the breadcrumbs.
    3. Fry and stir the mixture over medium-high heat until the breadcrumbs are browned. Remove to a mixing bowl.
    4. Melt remaining butter in the frying pan and cook the onions, celery and garlic until soft and onions are transparent.
    5. Add to the breadcrumbs in the mixing bowl, then stir in prawns, crab, parsley, salt and pepper; Toss together gently.
    6. Cut aluminium foil to form a double-thickness large rectangle. Lay the fish fillets on the foil. Mound the stuffing on top of the fillets.
    7. Curl up the edges of the foil to form a tray. In the barbecue, arrange the preheated charcoals to either side. Test for medium heat above the centre of the hotplate. Place the fish in foil in the centre of the barbecue. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.


    You can use red mullet if you're unable to find red snapper.

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    I love easy recipes! My family loves anything on a coal bbq (ie. weber). A very delicious meal. If you have any other coal bbq recipes I would love for you to post them. Thank you!  -  10 Jan 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. Fantastic. Since we are on a low carb diet, we cut the breadcrumbs in half but doubled the crab meat. Cooked on a red hot fire, in 20 minutes we had one of our best meals ever.  -  08 Oct 2008


    Something else. I thought this was great -- and really easy. I just put the 'stuffing' on top of the fish, and it turned out great. I just had enough fish for two, so now I have leftover stuffing -- I am thinking of using it for stuffed mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe!  -  08 Oct 2008