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Whole Snapper: No Bones About It!




There’s something undeniably appealing about cooking and savoring a whole fish, and Whole Snapper No Bones is no exception. This dish not only offers a delectable culinary experience but also boasts impressive health benefits. Let’s dive into why embracing this whole fish preparation is a delightful and wholesome choice for your table.

First and foremost, whole fish boasts nutritional excellence. It contains high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Cooking the fish with its bones intact not only enhances its flavor but also preserves all these valuable nutrients throughout the process.

Preparing Whole Snapper No Bones is a straightforward and enjoyable endeavor. Whether you opt for stovetop steaming, oven baking, or grilling, it’s a one-pan wonder that minimizes fuss and maximizes flavor. The simplicity of cooking a whole fish allows you to focus on the quality of your ingredients and the infusion of rich, natural flavors.

One key to this dish’s success is watching your friendly fishmonger deftly remove the bones while keeping the fish beautifully intact. This skillful preparation ensures that you can relish your meal without worrying about any pesky bones. It also simplifies the process of seasoning and infusing your snapper with delightful herbs and vegetables.

Speaking of herbs and vegetables, they play a crucial role in elevating the taste of Whole Snapper No Bones. By smothering the fish with your favorite herbs and vegetables. You enhance its natural flavors, creating a harmonious and visually appealing presentation. The addition of fresh herbs and vibrant veggies not only contributes to the dish’s aesthetics but also offers a delightful burst of freshness and aroma.

In essence, Whole Snapper No Bones embodies the perfect fusion of health and taste. Its simplicity in preparation, its nutrient-rich profile. And the creative freedom it allows in terms of seasoning and garnishing make it an ideal choice for both the novice and experienced cook. Whether you’re striving for a wholesome weeknight dinner or an impressive centerpiece for a special occasion. This dish promises to deliver a memorable and mouthwatering experience.

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Whole Snapper

I love whole fish!  Its so healthy and easy to prepare.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, North American
Servings 4
Calories 1066 kcal


  • 2 lb Red Snapper Ask fishmonger for bone out
  • 1/2 lb Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • 1 Onion Medium Size, Quartered
  • 6 Fingerling Potatoes Halved
  • 1/2 cup Green Olives
  • 2 Lemons Quartered
  • 1 bunch Fresh Herbs Thyme & Rosemary
  • 6 cloves Garlic Whole
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Clean and pat fish dry. Place in pan.
  • Stuff the fish with 1/4 of ingredients and then surround the fish with remainder of ingredients.
  • Drizzle olive oil all over. 
  • Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Cover with lid to let steam and cook on stove over medium heat for about 20 minutes ( for about 2lbs of fish).
  • Fish is done when its opaque. Should be flaky not mushy. 
  • Remove from stove and serve the pan in middle of the table and help yourself!



*Buy whole fish with or without bone in.  Have it cleaned out and scaled by fishmonger before taking it home.
Pairs well with White Burgundy or Pinot Noir.


Calories: 1066kcal | Carbohydrates: 137g | Protein: 110g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 5259mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3537IU | Vitamin C: 261mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 9mg


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