Baked Whole Snapper Recipe for Easter Palm Sunday

By Melpomeni Matthews

A home favourite Greek recipe that's perfect for Australian summers! It's a classic Greek Easter lent recipe that the whole family loves and takes you back to your favourite Greek isle each time you make it.

"It's that time of year again! Palm Sunday is upon us, and Christians are preparing to celebrate one of the most significant days of Lent and of the entire Holy calendar, marking the last Sunday before Easter. In celebration Greek Orthodox Christians eat fish on this special day. 

The easiest and tastiest way to cook snapper fish is to prepare it whole and simply bake it. The flesh is at its sweetest, juiciest and most tender, and it’s completely effortless. Easy enough for a midweek meal, but also makes an impressive centrepiece for any occasion. In this case a beautiful family Palm Sunday lunch." 



    1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
    2. Lightly score the skin of the fish and arrange on baking trays. Season fish cavities with salt and pepper and add oregano, some lemon slices and a little each of the garlic, herbs and chillies. Scatter the remaining, oregano, lemon slices, garlic, herbs and chilli over the fish. Drizzle with oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    3. Roast the fish until the skin is crisp and the flesh is just cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. To check the fish is cooked, the flesh should easily come away from the bones, be careful not to overcook it.
    4. Enjoy with a crisp green salad with pickled sea fennel, which complements the fish so well, and roasted lemon garlic potatoes.

whole snapper fish recipe with the best Greek olive oil in Australia.

Enjoy and happy Palm Sunday. Kali orexi!

If you like fish and seafood, we have a few recipes for you that we think that you'l love, try the delicious family favourite cod & creamy garlic mash recipe and the impressive crowd pleaser blue crab marinara pasta recipe too.

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