Snapper in Lemon-Garlic Sauce

Snapper in Lemon-Garlic Sauce
This recipe will have you thinking that you're dining on a secluded private island, next to the ocean at a fine restaurant. Almost any whole fish can be cooked with this method but snapper is particularly good with the flavours.
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  • 900 g red snapper fillets, with skin on
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
  • coarse ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • tiny pinch fresh or dried dill
For garlic lemon butter sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • small pinch dill
For fish
  1. Combine all ingredients and stir; immediately pour over fish in a plastic bag. Let it marinate for an hour. Occasionally, within the hour, shake the bag gently and rub the meat a little.
  2. Preheat the outdoor grill or frying pan. Shake off excess marinade. Do not wipe marinade off the fish as it will help to prevent the fish from sticking. Place fish on the grill or pan, skin side down. Do not flip (despite how bad you may want too.)
  3. Grill or fry for approximately 8 minutes with the top down. Meanwhile make your Garlic Lemon Butter sauce.
For sauce
  1. Melt butter in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, 80 percent power (microwave ovens vary.) Once melted combine ingredients and stir. Immediately drizzle over fish while both fish and butter are hot, and then serve.

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