Whole Grilled Red Snapper

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Whole Grilled Red Snapper Red Snapper Details - Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 40 minutes, Serves: 1 Person, Skill Level: medium

Get hooked on amazing wood-fired flavor with Traeger’s grilled red snapper recipe. We’re searing this fish hot and fast with the unbeatable power of our new D2® drivetrain, then serving it up with micro greens, for a smokin’ seafood experience like no other.


  • 1/4 Cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup Harissa
  • 1 Whole Red Snapper, rinsed and pat dried
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lime, juiced
  • 1 Teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon fish sauce
  • To Taste salt and pepper
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Bunch Watercress
  • 2 Cherry Peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3 Scallions, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Mint Leaves, Thinly Sliced


  1. In a medium bowl combine melted butter and harissa.
  2. When ready to cook, set the temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  3. Coat the exterior of the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Place fish directly on the grill grate, brush with the harissa-butter mixture and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  4. While the fish cooks, prepare the salad. In a small bowl combine the lime juice, brown sugar, fish sauce, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly stream in olive oil. In a medium bowl combine the watercress, peppers, scallions, cilantro and mint. Wait to dress the salad until ready to serve.
  5. Flip the fish and brush the other side with harissa-butter mixture. Close the lid and continue to cook 10-15 minutes more until the internal temperature registers 145?.
  6. Carefully remove the fish from the grill and place on a serving platter. Drizzle the dressing over the greens, season to taste with salt and pepper and mix to coat.
  7. Pile the salad over the top of the fish and drizzle the fish with remaining dressing if desired. Enjoy!
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