Salt-Roasted Whole Red Snapper

Photo: Iain Bagwell

If you're looking for moist and tender fish, try Salt-Roasted Whole Red Snapper. The crust seals in the juices and flavor while the fish cooks.

Yield: Makes 3 to 4 servings
Total:
Recipe from Coastal Living

More From Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Cook Time:
Prep Time:
Total: 45 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2- to 4-pound) whole yellowtail snapper or other mild white fish, cleaned
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 (3-pound) boxes kosher salt
  • 4 egg whites

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Stuff fish with sliced lemons and rosemary.
  2. 2. Combine kosher salt, egg whites, and 1/2 cup water in a large bowl. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spread one-third of the salt mixture on the lined baking sheet. Top with fish; cover with remaining salt mixture.
  3. 3. Bake fish 40 to 50 minutes. Crack salt layer with a hammer or meat mallet, and remove. Peel back fish skin; carefully remove meat, discarding skin and bones.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Salt-Roasted Whole Red Snapper Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy