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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.

Caroline Wright
Recipe by Coastal Living February 2012

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Iain Bagwell

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 3 to 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°. Stuff fish with sliced lemons and rosemary.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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