Baked Red Snapper in Dill Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My family adores fresh Red Snapper and we are so lucky this time of year to buy freshly caught fish from the local fisherman. This simple recipe compliments the fish and is so quick and easy to make. This also works nicely with halibut.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sauce ingredients in small bowl:.
  2. Mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, minced green onion, dried dill, black pepper. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Place lemon slices in center of large sheet of foil. Top with sliced green onions and dill. Put fish fillet on top.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Fold foil to make a packet.
  7. Bake about 20 minutes (check at 15) or until the fish is opaque.
  8. Spread some sauce in the middle of 2 plates. Top with the fish, onions and lemon.
  9. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs.
  10. Note: I made this last night but didn't have mayo. Substituted sour cream. I think I like that better. 07/23/05.
Most Helpful

This such a great way to cook red snapper! Loved the flavors! Made for the Bargain Basement Tag Game.

AcadiaTwo May 01, 2009

Made this with a large chunk of red snapper cut into two steaks. The fish took about 25 minutes to cook. The dill and lemon were perfect and my guy (who is iffy about fish sometimes) liked it too. I didn't have green onions so I used red, it didn't hurt the finished entree. Plugged this into my fitness app and it came in as 185 calories and 5 carbs per serving using Duke's light mayonaise. Very good, will use this recipe again as we still get such nice red snapper here despite the new limits on them. Will maybe skip the sauce next time.

Laura_Faith July 09, 2012