Easy Grilled Snapper with Limes

Easy Grilled Snapper with Limes

Snapper mild white fish that can be baked, broiled, steamed and fried. But, to get some of the best flavor, grilling it with just a few ingredients.

This lime snapper recipe uses four simple ingredients – snapper, limes, butter and smoked paprika.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

This is an easy, flavorful method for grilling snapper, sole or any thin fish fillets that often fall apart on a hot grill.


2 snapper fillets
3 large limes, very thinly sliced
2 teaspoons melted butter per fillet
Smoked paprika
Canola oil spray


  1. Preheat grill to medium high.
  2. Rinse fish with cool water and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Spray one side of the lime slices with canola oil and arrange them in the center of the grill to form a bed for each fillet.
  4. Lay the fish on top of the lime slices and baste with melted butter and a generous pinch of smoked paprika.
  5. Lightly tent the fish with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and allow the limes to char and release their juices to flavor the fish.
  7. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. When the fish is opaque and firm to the touch, slip a lightly oiled spatula beneath the limes and lift the fish off the grill.
  9. Garnish with parsley if desired.