Gluten Free Whole Roasted Snapper

Whole Roasted Red Snapper with Italian Salsa Verde

This Whole Roasted Red Snapper with Italian Salsa Verde is impressive looking but pretty simple. It’s a beautiful dish for entertaining guests.

4.34 from 6 votes
Gluten Free Whole Roasted Snapper
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Whole Roasted Red Snapper with Italian Salsa Verde

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 778kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 cup minced fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, and mint)
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 1 Fresno (or other hot red chili pepper), seeded, deveined, and minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and minced
  • ¾ teaspoon anchovy paste (or 2 anchovy fillets, mashed)
  • 2 lemons , plus more wedges for serving
  • ¾ cup olive oil, plus more for preparing the fish
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (3-4 pound/1.4-1.8 kg) whole red snapper or grouper, gutted and scaled


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the herbs, garlic, chili pepper, capers, and anchovy paste in a small mixing bowl. Stir with a fork, smashing the anchovy paste with the back of the fork to make sure it gets incorporated. Cut the lemons in half. Slice one half and reserve. Juice the other and add the juice to the herb mixture. Whisk in ¾ cup olive oil. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed. (This salsa verde can be made ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)
  • Rinse the fish, inside and out, and pat dry. Cut slits into the skin with a sharp knife, about 1 inch apart. Season the fish, inside and out, with salt and pepper. Rub the outside of the fish with olive oil. Brush some of the salsa verde in the cavity of the fish. Place the lemon slices in the cavity and roast the fish for 20-25 minutes or until it just starts to flake easily.
  • Drizzle some of the salsa verde over the fish and serve the rest on the side. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Whole Roasted Red Snapper with Italian Salsa Verde
Amount Per Serving
Calories 778 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 1747mg50%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 82g164%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 40.7mg49%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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