Golden Snapper Recipe

Catch and Cook reef fish – Golden Snapper Recipe

This Golden Snapper recipe is for guys that like a bit of flavour with their fish.

Since my wife is not a big fish eater, we tend to crumb or flour fish a fair bit.

This recipe has a fair bit going on but the end result is delicious.

And I’ve just realised I’m posting the cook before the catch haha.

You’ll have to wait until next week to see how I caught this delightful eating fish.

I do have a course on how to catch them which you can check out here > Finding Fingermark Course

Catch and Cook Golden Snapper Recipe





For our Golden Snapper recipe you'll need the following ingredients.

Beautiful eating size Golden Snapper

Beautiful Eating Size Golden Snapper - caught on our new Pillager lure - available now.

  • Fillet and bone fish
  • Two eggs
  • Milk
  • Wholemeal plain flour
  • Curry Powder
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Peanut oil
  • Butter
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice


First step for our Golden Snapper recipe is to dip the fillets into a milk/egg batter before coating with flour. But first prepare the flour by adding curry powder and cracked pepper to the flour! Fry fillets in half peanut oil, half butter. Sprinkle some vinegar during the cooking process and after turning squeeze on some lemon.

Golden Snapper in the frying pan

Our Golden Snapper fillets bubbling in the frying pan with peanut oil and butter.


Salad Ingredients

I hate a boring salad so for my golden snapper recipe I like to spice it up. When it comes to salad, there are no rules!

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Capsicum
  • Artichoke Heart
  • Jalapeno chilli
  • Feta cheese
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Lemon Juice


Chop it up, toss it all together and sprinkle with balsamic glaze and lemon juice.

Fresh fish and salad

Fresh fish and salad with a squeeze of lemon to finish it off.


Eating fresh fish is not only good for your health, but catching them is even better, according to health and wellness coach Nikki Fogden-Moore. 

One of the most important aspects is knowing your sounder - so take a look at our introductory course Sounder Skills 1 - only $20 Australia at the moment.

Hope you enjoyed the Golden Snapper Recipe video.

To learn how to catch them we have two options for you.

  1. Check out Fingermark Cheat sheet (what they look like on your sounder)
  2. Our Comprehensive Finding Fingermark course (the techniques also work for species like Pink Snapper in southern Australia).

In two days (weather permitting) we are off to Princess Charlotte Bay in our big boat Mood Swings to make some more great fishing content - like what we have below.




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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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