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Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets

Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets is a super easy 20-minute prep to table Italian meal with white succulent fish that melts in your mouth seasoned with lemons, olives, shallots, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and EVOO. Great on the BBQ or in the OVEN!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 317kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 1.5 pounds white fish or 4 fillets (We used red snapper but you can use any white mild fish you desire like cod, mahi mahi, halibut, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil and extra for garnish
  • 1 cup olives
    (Used a combination of Castelvetrano olives, Kalamata olives and Cerignola olives)
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 shallots
    peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes
    (used Compari tomatoes cut in slices but heirloom tomatoes fresh from the garden would be awesome in this dish)
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
    to taste
  • Basil fresh optional for garnish


  • Preheat grill on medium high heat or preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees F.
  • Lay out 4 pieces of aluminum foil large enough to fold around the fish with leaving a little extra room. One sheet for each personal portion. Drizzle a little olive oil so it does not stick.
  • Lay a fish fillet in each of the aluminum foil sheets. Top the fish with olives, lemons, shallots, tomatoes, Italian Seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grab the aluminum foil on each side of the fish and fold over making sure you leave room for the fish to steam inside. Fold over each of the ends to seal in the juices of the fish.
  • Bake fish in oven or grill fish on outdoor grill for about 12-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish) or until flakes easy with a fork. (Start checking your fish at 9 minutes as it all depends on the thickness of your fish)
  • Serve the fish in their little packets and let your guest open them. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and garnish with fresh basil. Serve with a nice tossed salad and veggies. Enjoy!


Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets can be made with your fish of choice. 
The best part is your can prep your fish packets up to 24 hours in advance and lay them flat on a baking sheet. Then, check out the weather forecast. If Mother Nature is cooperating you can throw them on the grill. If Mother Nature has decided not to cooperate, bring the party inside and throw these little packets in the oven. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 787mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg