Synagritha sto Fourno: Red Snapper Baked in Foil

Red Snapper Baked in Foil - Greek food photos
Red snapper baked in foil. Photo © N. Gaifyllia, licensed to, Inc.
  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

In Greek: συναγρίδα στο φούρνο, pronounced see-nahgh-REE-thah stoh FOOR-no

I love red snapper and dentex, but I can only find it in the freezer section of the market here in my little village. This is an easy recipe to make, and a lovely meal served with any vegetable dish that also calls for latholemono sauce, and green salad.


  • 2 1/4 pounds red snapper (whole and frozen or dentex)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Latholemono (Oil and Lemon) Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • Garnish: 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Steps to Make It

Preheat oven to 395F (200C).

Rub the fish with olive oil and wrap individually in foil. Place in a roasting pan and bake at 395F (200C) for one hour.

Unwrap the fish. With a fork, gently remove the skin and head. Open the fish from the top (fin) side into two pieces. Remove innards and bones. Turn the fish over and carefully remove skin from the other side.

Combine olive oil and lemon juice with a wire whisk or in blender.

Place fish in a single layer in a serving dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley. Spoon latholemono (oil and lemon sauce) over the fish and serve.