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A snapper fish plated with rice and lime

Grilled Snapper Palau Style

Grilled Snapper Palau Style is an authentic main dish recipe from the islands nation that is quick and easy to make.  A healthy recipe your family is sure to love.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Palauan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 75 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 3 lb Red Snapper Cleaned and scaled
  • 1 2" Piece Ginger peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves Garlic Sliced thinly
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Sauce Dark mushroom flavored
  • 2 Tbsps Sesame Oil
  • 1 large Banana leaf
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


  1. Place a piece of foil large enough to wrap up the whole fish

  2. Quickly run the banana leaf over a flame on the stove to soften it. Place it on top of the foil.  Place the whole fish on the banana leaf. 

  3. Mix together the soy sauce and the sesame oil in a small bowl.  Using a basting brush, cover the underside of the fish on the banana leaf with a bit of the sauce.

    Also brush the cavity of the fish as well.

  4. Using a sharp knife, make a few slices into the flesh about 1/2 " thick to make a space to place the thin slices of garlic, ginger and kaffir lime leaf.

  5. Place the extra lime leaf and garlic and ginger into the cavity of the fish. Brush the top of the fish with more sauce.

  6. Wrap the whole fish in the banana leaf and then foil so you have a nice package.

  7. Turn the grill on to medium high heat and cook for approx 15 minutes turning over once. 

    Check for a nice tender flaky fish making certain not to overcook it. 

    Serve with white rice and flavor the rice with any leftover sauce.

    Garnish with some lime slices.

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Snapper Palau Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 503mg22%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.