Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper

For those of you who follow me on Instagram (and other forms of social media) you may have noticed pictures from last weekend featuring a whole Red Snapper. Then you may have noticed there were no “dinner is served” pictures or blog posts produced. The explanation for that is simple… I completely messed up cooking the Red Snapper and the end result was a disaster. Well, I am a man of conviction and do not give up easily. So, last night I went back to my local Whole Foods and picked up some Yellowtail Snapper and came up with this dish. I am happy to report that the dinner was a success and this time I am able to write about the experience. Now sit back, grab a cold Singha, and enjoy this recipe for Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper!

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
Thai red chili & garlic yellowtail snapper

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper

For the marinade I grabbed soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, Thai red chili paste, garlic, lime, and brown sugar.

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
Mise en place

Mix all the ingredients together to give you the perfect marinade for this grilled fish.

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
The red chili marinade

Take the whole fish (cleaned and descaled at the store) and cut slits crosswise 1″ apart on both sides of the fish. Pour 2/3 of the marinade on to the fish rubbing it in the slits you just cut.

As the fish marinates set up the Big Green Egg by preheating to 350°.

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
Marinade the fish

I use a 2-tier swing rack from Ceramic Grill Works to provide my raised grid for grilling the fish. Oil the grill grate generously before placing the fish on so the skin does not stick.

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
Raised direct grilling

Depending on the thickness of your fish you want to grill for 7-10 minutes per side. You will know when it is done as the flesh turns opaque and flakes easily.

You can use the 1/3 reserved marinade to add to the fish as it cooks or save it for later to put on the fish as it is served (for this cook I chose the second option).

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
10 minutes per side

Pull the fish from the grill and get ready to serve.

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
Ready to serve

I served the fish with the remaining marinade, steamed white rice, and Asian cucumber salad.

Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
Served
Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
With Rice and Asian Cucumber Salad
Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper
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This recipe for Thai Red Chili & Garlic Yellowtail Snapper is so delicious. A great summertime recipe for you next time on the grill.
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Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 whole red snapper or 2 whole yellowtail snappers (descaled and cleaned)
  • 1 c chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lemon slices
  • MARINADE/SAUCE:
  • 5 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 5 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp Thai red chili sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl (whisk)
  2. Cut slices crosswise in the fish 1" apart on each side
  3. Rub ⅔ of the marinade in to the fish cavity and the slices
  4. Preheat the BGE to 350°
  5. Cook raised direct for 7-10 minutes per side
  6. Serve with the reserved marinade, lemon and chopped cilantro

 

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4 comments on “Big Green Egg Thai Red Chili Garlic Yellowtail Snapper

    1. This dish turned out better than expected based on the previous experience. I look forward to hearing out it turns out for you. Thanks for your comments always brings a smile to my face!

    1. Thanks for the compliment. This fish turned out great and I was really happy about the flavor profile. I need to find better chilies at my local grocery stores!