Grilled Snapper with Coriander Chilli Noodles and Lime

This meal contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals and has a good calcium content from the fish. The oils provide long chain omega-6 fatty acids and the snapper is a semi-oily fish containing vital omega-3 fats.


  • 1 tsp groundnut oil
  • 4 red snapper fillets (about 150g each)
  • 250g fine egg thread noodles
  • 200g mangetout
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into thin diagonal slices
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 8 small or 4 large salad onions, chopped
  • Good handful coriander leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • Salt


  1. Heat a grill or griddle pan over a high heat. Brush with the groundnut oil, and when hot, grill the fish fillets for 3-4 minutes, turning once, or till cooked all the way through but still moist.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to packet instructions. At the same time, steam the mangetout and carrot for 4-5 minutes in a steamer or metal sieve over a pan of boiling water.
  3. Toss the steamed vegetables in the sesame oil. Drain the noodles well and toss with the chillies, onions, coriander and lime juice. Serve the noodles, topped with the fish, with a side dish of the vegetables sprinkled with the sesame seeds (if using) and a little salt.

Serving tips

Suggestions for the rest of the day:
Breakfast: Bio yogurt with cantaloupe melon and black grapes.
Lunch: Mozzarella, tomato and basil wholemeal roll

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1945.56kJ
Fat 12.0g

Protein: 40g; Carbohydrate: 52.5g; Fibre: 5g.

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This recipe was first published in Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 2004.