Easy Grilled Snapper with Limes

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

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


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


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

  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 centre 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 aluminium foil.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and allow the limes to char and release their juices to flavour 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.