Grill Like a Pro: Snapper Puttanesca

Grill Like a Pro: Snapper Puttanesca

To get you turning up the heat and grilling like a pro, we've asked Sam Zien of "Sam the Cooking Guy: Just Grill This" to share one of his tastiest recipes. Sam's recipe for Snapper Puttanesca is easy and delicious—and will have everyone asking for more.

Grilled Snapper Puttanesca

Serves 4

Cooking in foil helps the steam cook everything really well, keeps the food moist, and helps add a ton of flavor. It’s also fun to let people build their own.

Aluminum foil
½ cup olive oil
1½ pounds red snapper, in 4 small fillets
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped
½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
¼ cup capers
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried thyme

Preheat the grill to medium.

Cut 4 sheets of foil about 20 inches long, and fold each sheet in half. Drizzle a little oil on the center of each folded sheet, then add the fish. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine the tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic, and thyme in a small bowl. Top each piece of fish with some of the tomato mixture. Drizzle with the remaining oil.

Fold the foil over the fish, closing up and pinching the edges to seal tightly. Place the packets on the grill and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish is opaque in the middle. (Note from Sam: You won’t see this since they’re sealed up, so you’ll have to trust me on the time, and if it’ s wrong for your grill, adjust it next time.)

Put them on plates and let your guests open the packets themselves - just warn them about potential steam.

Note: You can have these all prepped, sealed, and ready to grill, waiting in your fridge. Just remember to take them out about 30 minutes before you plan on grilling them, okay?

For more grilling ideas and tips, check out our girl's guide to grilling.

Recipe courtesy of “Sam the Cooking Guy: Just Grill This,” by Sam Zien

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