Caribbean Snapper with Pepper Sauce Caribbean Snapper with Pepper Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

In the Caribbean, fish is often briefly marinated in lime juice and salt, then grilled and served with spicy pepper sauce. Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers are very spicy but give a true Caribbean taste. For a milder sauce, use jalape?eppers. A fish basket is especially convenient and makes turning fish on the grill a breeze.

  • Portion size 4 servings



Cut 2 or 3 diagonal slashes into each side of fish. Rub 1 tsp (5 mL) of the salt into slashes and over inside and outside of fish. Place in shallow glass dish. Pour lime juice over top and turn fish over; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning once.

Meanwhile, in small heatproof bowl, mix together hot pepper, onion, garlic and remaining salt. In small saucepan, bring vinegar and 2 tbsp (25 mL) water to boil; pour over pepper mixture. Stir in mustard.

Drain fish and pat dry. Place in greased fish basket or on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook for 10 minutes. Turn basket, or loosen fish with spatula and, using spatulas over and under fish, turn over. Cook until fish flakes easily when tested, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with pepper sauce.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 848 mg
  • Protein 41 g
  • Calories 210.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 73 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
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Caribbean Snapper with Pepper Sauce