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Savor the Taste of Martinique: Grilled Snapper With Sauce Chien

Grilled Snapper With Sauce Chien

Indulge in the flavors of Martinique with this mouthwatering recipe for Grilled Snapper with Sauce Chien. This traditional Caribbean dish combines succulent snapper fillets with a vibrant and tangy Sauce Chien, creating a delightful balance of flavors. Get ready to transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Martinique with this delectable seafood recipe!

Recipe: Grilled Snapper With Sauce Chien


  • 4 snapper fillets (about 6 ounces each)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce Chien:

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Prepare the snapper fillets by drizzling them with olive oil and seasoning them with salt and pepper on both sides.

  3. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the Sauce Chien: onion, garlic, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, parsley, capers, lime juice, white vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine the flavors.

  4. Place the snapper fillets on the preheated grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.

  5. While the snapper is grilling, you can warm up the Sauce Chien by placing it in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

  6. Once the snapper fillets are cooked, remove them from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter.

  7. Pour the warm Sauce Chien over the grilled snapper fillets, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  8. Serve the Grilled Snapper with Sauce Chien alongside your favorite sides such as steamed vegetables, rice, or a fresh green salad.

  9. Enjoy the vibrant flavors of Martinique by digging into this delicious seafood delight!

Remember to use caution when handling scotch bonnet peppers, as they can be extremely spicy. Adjust the amount according to your personal preference and tolerance for heat.

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