Boy was this delicious! 5 stars all the way! I bought this beautiful whole red snapper from Costco. There fish selection is always so fresh and the prices are very reasonable. We dipped it in tahini sauce, ate it with rice, and had a side of cucumber-tomato salad that completed the meal.
for seasoning the middle of the fish and inside the slits:
4 garlic cloves, minced
zest of 1 whole lemon
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
olive oil for drizzling
for the stuffing:
1 garlic clove halved
4 green onions, cut in half
a handful of flat leaf parsley (rinsed and left whole)
3 lemon slices
sprinkle of salt, black pepper, oregano and cumin.
Scale the fish and rinse the inside well. Pat dry all over. *Make sure the outside of the fish is DRY before seasoning so the skin gets crisp. Make 3-4 slits in a diagonal pattern on each side of the fish.
In a small bowl, combine the first set of ingredients: 4 garlic cloves, zest of 1 whole lemon, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp cumin, and a drizzle of olive oil. Stuff the middle of the fish as well as inside the slits (on both sides) with this mixture.
Stuff the middle of the fish with 1 garlic clove halved, 4 green onions, a handful of flat leaf parsley, 3 lemon slices, sprinkle of salt, black pepper, oregano and cumin.
Bake in the oven on 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Serve with tahina and rice.