Grilling Fish

A few weeks ago a neighbor asked out of the blue if I knew how to grill a fish. To be honest I thought, “No, but how hard can it be?”

The beast. We weren't sure exactly the species, maybe 'colorado'? Is that a species of fish? Never heard of it before.

The beast. We weren’t sure exactly the species, maybe ‘colorado’? Is that a species of fish? Never heard of it before.

Prep work.

Prep work.

Wrapped in freshly cut banana leaves.

Wrapped in freshly cut banana leaves.

 

The answer to that questions, is pretty easy. Except for one crucial detail, you have to make sure it thaws all the way through. Seems like basic cooking knowledge, but none of us had cooked a fish quite so big. Nor I think did we check to see if it was thawed, whoops.

Anyways, we prepared the work space. Cut slits down the slid of the fish, rubbed salt in the ‘wound’, squeeze lots of lemon all over, rub some rosemary around and it’s ready!

Almost there. . .

Almost there. . .

We grilled it for about an hour in total, but by 30 minutes we were getting anxious not to burn it. So we just started cutting off the cooked parts and continually flipping it, which no doubt made the rest take longer to cook but there was too much too eat.

We're hungry, lets eat!!

We’re hungry, lets eat!!

Everybody brought sides, and a feast was had! BTW, lower left on the plate; mango and avocado salsa. Absolutely took the fish to a whole other playing field.

Everybody brought sides, and a feast was had! BTW, lower left on the plate; mango and avocado salsa. Absolutely took the fish to a whole other playing field. Please, I implore you, try it. You will not be disappointed!

It was an amazing dinner, I think made better by friends and cool summer* evenings.

Stay tuned for tails of recent travels.

 

 

*Every time there’s an evening that’s not stifling hot, I think to my self, “Ah, I love cool summer evenings.” And by cool I mean like <75 degrees F. This one happened to be in the dry season, which made it that much more enjoyable!

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One thought on “Grilling Fish

  1. Looks delicious, although I have no idea what type of fish that is! How long are you in Equatorial Guinea for? Also, that photo inspired me to make mango and avocado salsa last weekend. Amazing.

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