Griddled red snapper

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
4 (900g) red snapper, scaled and gutted
Juice of 2 lemons
12 sprigs oregano, leaves picked and chopped
175ml olive oil
20 vine leaves
240ml fish stock
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 egg
1) Use a paring knife to cut four slits into both sides of each snapper, cutting through the skin and flesh. Salt each fish liberally and put in a nonreactive container.

2) Whisk half the lemon juice in a bowl with the oregano and half the olive oil. Pour the lemon and oil mixture over the fish and leave to marinate in a cool place for 30 minutes

3) Lay out five vine leaves on the counter, making sure to overlap them to create a sheet that is as wide as the fish is long, and long enough to wrap around the snapper 1 1/2 times.

4) Wrap one of the fish in the leaves. Repeat with the remaining fish and leaves. Heat an outdoor grill or griddle pan to medium-high.

5) In a 2L saucepan, combine the stock, garlic and remaining lemon juice. Bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg. Return the pan to the hob over a low heat, stirring constantly.

6) Griddle the fish for 4 minutes per side, making sure not to burn the vine leaves. To serve, set one whole wrapped fish on a serving plate and top with the sauce.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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