An Easy to Make Baked Fish Recipe Featuring Red Snapper Baked with a Garlic Lemony Marinade. Tasty and Healthy.
Author: Esperance Sammour
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
2 Whole Red Snapper Fish or equivalent in Cod (4 lbs total)
2 lemons juiced
1 lemon cut into 8 pieces
8 table spoons of olive oil
2 heads of garlic, pealed and crushed
1 teaspoon of salt
Clean fish and rinse with cold water, make ½ to 1 inch deep cuts throughout (depending on thickness of fish) then salt it inside and out using ½ teaspoon of salt.
Crush garlic, 6 table spoons of olive oil, and ½ teaspoon of salt using a mortar and pestle, blender or small food processor. If using a mortar and pestle, crush garlic with salt first, then slowly add oil while continuously whisking. Once oil is fully added, slowly start adding lemon juice and stirr/whisk.
Place fish on aluminum foil that's already been oiled to prevent sticking, stuff inside of fish and inside of cuts with the resulting garlic sauce, add lemon chunks inside of fish, roll and seal foil then place on tray in oven at 400 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.
Tastes great if grilled on mesquite coal as well.
Serving size: 1 lb
Recipe by Mama's Lebanese Kitchen - Traditional Lebanese Recipes at http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/sea-food/easy-baked-fish-garlic-lemon-marinade/