Lemon and Dill Snapper

Lemon and Dill Snapper Recipe

Looking for a sure-fire snapper recipe that your whole family will love? Well, this Lemon and Dill Snapper recipe is for you!


Serves 8

Prep 30 minutes

Cook 50 minutes


Lemon and Dill Snapper Recipe Ingredients

5 small lemons

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1.5kg whole snapper, cleaned

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon drained baby capers

2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh dill, plus extra sprigs to serve

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup dry white wine

Greek salad and fresh oregano sprigs, to serve

Lemon and Garlic Yoghurt

200g tub plain Greek-style yoghurt

1 small Lebanese cucumber, diced

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Lemon and Dill Snapper


Lemon and Dill Snapper Recipe Method

1) Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced.

2) Thinly slice 4 lemons. Place a large piece of foil on a large baking tray. Top with a piece of baking paper. Top with onion and half the lemon slices. Pat fish dry with paper towel. Make shallow cuts into the thickest part of both sides of the fish. Arrange fish on top of lemon slices.

3) Juice remaining lemon. Combine juice, garlic, capers, dill and 2 tablespoons oil in a bowl. Season. Spoon dill mixture into fish cavity, followed by remaining lemon slices. Drizzle fish with wine and remaining oil. Season. Fold up baking paper and foil to enclose fish, scrunching foil to secure. Bake for 50 minutes or until fish is cooked through.

4) Make Lemon and Garlic Yoghurt Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season.

5) Carefully transfer fish, onion and lemon slices to a serving platter. Top with oregano and extra dill. Serve with salad and yoghurt mixture.


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