I added a bit (maybe about 1/2 TBSP) of brown sugar to the sauce after I added the orange rind. It made the meal much more flavorful. My husband loved it. It's easy enough for him to make by himself!
Grilled Snapper with Orange-Almond Sauce
While the snapper grills over thyme-scented smoke, stir up the three-ingredient sauce in a small skillet. Browning the almonds in butter makes them taste extra nutty.
Yield: 6 servings
- 6 (8-ounce) snapper or grouper fillets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon coarse-grain sea salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 to 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- Rub fish fillets with oil. Sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
- Arrange thyme sprigs on hot charcoal or hot lava rocks on grill. Coat food rack with vegetable cooking spray; place on grill over high heat (400° to 500°). Place fish on rack, and grill 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat; add almonds, and sauté 5 minutes or until butter is brown. Remove from heat. Stir in orange rind. Pour sauce over fish. Garnish, if desired.
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