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  • 2-3 whole yellowtail snapper fish clean and gut
  • 4 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3 Tbsp. squeezed lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • lemon slices
  • dry parsley
  • fresh parsley or your favorite herb


  • Rinse and pat dry fish.
  • Make 3 slits or more on both sides of the fish.
  • Make a seasoning mix by combining: melted butter, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and squeezed lemon juice.
  • Mix well and adjust to taste.
  • Place fish on a lightly oiled foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Brush fish with seasoning mix on both sides, inside the cavity, and inside the slits.
  • Insert fresh minced garlic or sliced onion and lemon slices inside the fish cavity.
  • Insert lemon slices into the slits.
  • Dust with additional paprika, salt, and dry parsley.
  • Bake in the preheated to 400°F oven for about 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice and dripping from the seasoning. Garnish with fresh herbs (parsley) and serve.

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