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Snapper in Seasalt

Eve Tedja 14 October 2020
Type of Meal
Vegetarian-friendly No

Indonesia’s rich marine resources inspired Vivian Vitalis to create this vibrant, locavore seafood dish for Seasalt at Alila Seminyak, Bali.

The stylish beachfront restaurant is renowned for its vibrant Asian-inspired cuisine and commitment to locally sourced, sustainable produce. Vitalis is using East Bali’s seasalt for this recipe, supporting a small community of salt farmers who continues the age-old tradition of producing 100 percent natural salt.

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Snapper in Sea Salt recipe at Seasalt, Alila Seminyak, Bali

Serves 1

Prep time15 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes



600g whole White Snapper fish

1kg salt

20g coriander seeds

20g cumin seeds

10g fresh dill

5g dry chili flakes

15gr egg white



  1. Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dill herbs and dry chili flake In the food processor. Blend until texture is fine.
  2. Mix the blended spices with salt and egg white. Mix well until the aroma of the herbs comes off.
  3. Place the fish on a baking paper and cover it with the aromatic salt. Cover only the body, not the head of the fish.
  4. Bake the fish for 15 minutes at 180° Celsius. Take out from the oven and plate accordingly.


Opt for a medium size fish to ensure that the salt wouldn’t turn brown and burnt during baking.


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