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  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins prep
  • 6 hours marinate

Marinated snapper with lime, coconut and chilli

Marinated snapper with lime, coconut and chilli

This beautifully fresh marinated snapper recipe is a sophisticated twist on a Kiwi favourite. Lime, coconut cream and mango combine to create a delicate dish that's a must for summer entertaining


  • 500 g fresh snapper fillets or similar white fish
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 165 ml can coconut cream
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf, very finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 1 fresh mango, sliced radish, and coriander; edible flower petals (optional)


  1. Slice the snapper into small even-sized pieces. In a shallow dish combine the lime, lemon juice and salt and then add the snapper, tossing gently to combine. Chill for 6 hours or overnight until the fish turns opaque and firm.
  2. Drain off excess juice and add the coconut cream, lime leaf, chilli and shallot. Season to taste.
  3. To serve, arrange the marinated fish slices on individual plates and decorate with sliced mango, radish slices, coriander and flower petals (if using). Drizzle with a little of the excess coconut marinade.
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