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Whole Grilled Red Snapper

Whole Grilled Red Snapper

By Traeger Kitchen

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.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

40 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
1/4 Cup butter, melted
1/4 Cup harissa paste
1 Whole red snapper, scaled, rinsed and pat dry
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Teaspoon Black pepper
For the Salad
2 limes, juiced
1 Teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 Teaspoon fish sauce
To Taste salt and pepper
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 Bunch watercress, trimmed and washed
2 cherry peppers, thinly sliced
3 scallions, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 Tablespoon mint leaves, torn


  • 1

    In a medium bowl, combine melted butter and harissa.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 425°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    425 ˚F / 218 ˚C

  • 3

    Coat the exterior of the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • 4

    Place fish directly on the grill grate, brush with the harissa-butter mixture and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

    425 ˚F / 218 ˚C


  • 5

    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.

  • 6

    Flip the fish and brush the other side with harissa-butter mixture. Close the lid and continue to cook 10 to 15 minutes more until the internal temperature registers 145℉.

    425 ˚F / 218 ˚C

    145 ˚F / 63 ˚C


  • 7

    Carefully remove the fish from the grill and place on a serving platter.

  • 8

    Drizzle the dressing over the greens, season to taste with salt and pepper and mix to coat.

  • 9

    Pile the salad over the top of the fish and drizzle the fish with remaining dressing if desired. Enjoy!

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