Grilled Whole Snapper with Tarragon and Tangerines

Coastal Living
Grilled Whole Snapper with Tarragon and TangerinesRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Linda Hirst

Makes 4 servings


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4 (1- to 1 1/4-pound) whole cleaned snapper (heads and tails intact)
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing
16 fresh tarragon sprigs
3 tangerines, 2 thinly sliced into rounds and 1 cut into wedges for serving


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Make 3 parallel cuts, slicing into the flesh at an angle, about 1 1/2 inches apart on each side of each fish, slicing down to the bone. Season skin and cavity of each fish with salt and pepper; coat each fish with 1 tablespoon oil. Stuff cavity of each fish with 1 tarragon sprig and 2 or 3 tangerine slices. Tuck 1 tarragon sprig and 1/2 of a tangerine slice into each of the slits.

2. Brush grill grates with oil. Place fish directly on grates; grill, without moving, 4 to 5 minutes or until skin no longer sticks to grates. Carefully turn fish using an oiled metal spatula; grill 4 minutes or until done. Transfer to a platter, and serve with tangerine wedges.

Created date

June 2015