March 16, 2016
Cooking Fish on a barbecue is a great way to enjoy a day out with friends or relatives. Choosing grilled fish takes a whole new tone on taste that is totally different from fried or baked fillet fishFish is a great source of omega 3 and is low in fats.
To cook a fish on a Barbecue you will need;
Whole Fish or Fish Fillets
Half piece of lemon
Any desired Spice flavors
The following steps outlines steps of cooking Fish on a Barbecue.
i.) Clean the grill with a smooth cloth or a smooth brush. This is to ensure the fish doesn’t stick. Finish off with a wet paper towel or a wet kitchen cloth
ii.) Oil the grill with the cooking oil using a cooking oil brush. The point of oiling the grill is to prevent the fish from sticking on the grill so make sure to oil the grill well.
iii.) Allow the grill to become very hot. Putting the fish on the grill before it is very hot will make the fish to stick on the grill hence allowing the grill to be very hot prevents this.
For Whole Fish
As the grill becomes hot,set the fish on the chopping board and make perpendicular cuts on the fish making
deeper cuts near the head
Oil the fish thoroughly to avoid it sticking on the grill. squeeze lemon juice and allow the juice to penetrate the cuts you have made on the fish Sprinkle sea salt,pepper and any other desired spices or seasoning.
After the grill is hot enough, place the fish on the part of the grill that does not get direct heat. This is so that the fish does not burn up before the meat is cooked
Let the fish cook for eight to ten minutes per inch of the Fish, Then Flip to the other side and let it cook for another eight to ten minutes.
Check to see if the fish flakes when poked with a spatula or a fork to tell if it is ready.
Remove the fish from the grill and place it on a plate and serve it as desired
For Fish Fillets
As the grill becomes hot,start preparing the fish to be grilled.
On a Chopping Board Cut the fish fillets into about an inch size. Avoid cutting them too thin or too thick layers to prevent over-cooking or under-cooking.
Oil both sides of the fillets to avoid sticking on the grill.
Squeeze the half lemon juice over the fillet and sprinkle sea salt,pepper with any other desired spices on both sides of the fillet.
Place the fish fillets on the hot gill. It is advised to place the skin side on the grill to allow it hold to one piece.
Let the fish cook for proximately three to five minutes. Check if the color of the fish has changed to opaque and if so using the fish spatula flip to the other side and allow it to cook for another three to five minutes.
The fish fillet is ready and can be served as desired. Another way to check if the fish is ready is to try and lift the fish from the grill with a spatula. If it sticks on the grill then it is not ready.