A Taste of the Good Life
In this article, we will be looking at how to grill fish and not just grill fish but grill fish the Caribbean way. Now there are many ways in which fish can be prepared or grilled but what I want to share with you is how we grill here on the island.
I never ate grilled fish up until a few years ago when my church had a function for the men’s fellowship. As we came together to eat, fellowship, and talk about men’s stuff.
I can still remember that night, it was a beautiful Friday night the weather was calm and the fellowship was just so wonderful.
Interestingly enough some of the ladies came after a while, I guess they could not resist the thought of not being able to taste some of that fine food, talk about party crashers. Anyway on to how to grill fish the Caribbean way
How to grill fish
I watch as those brothers worked their stuff and to tell you the truth it was pretty amazing and pretty simple to make. Here in the Bahamas some of the fish that is found in Bahamian waters and that really is delicious are Snappers, the Nassau Grouper, Margaret Fish, Grants, Jackfish, etc… These are just a few that the islanders enjoy. That night we grilled Snappers.
How to prepare?
What you will need is lime or lemons according to the number of fish you are planning to grill, celery, sweet or bell pepper, onion, hot pepper, salt, black pepper (carrots and plantain are optional) but adding these is good also, butter (thyme or rosemary is also optional) but these will work wonders and will really have your mouth watering.
Let the fun begin
Make sure the fish is clean, season fish with a sprinkle of black pepper and salt on both sides, at this time if you prefer you can use a small hot pepper, crush and spread on both sides of fish next tear a piece of foil that is large enough to cover fish
then cut up your herbs, the onion, celery, and bell pepper next spread foil out and with a tablespoon of butter spread on the foil, then what you will do next is place herbs on the foil and lay fish on top of the herbs, if you prefer you can add either a few leaves of thyme or rosemary on top of your fish. Cut the lime in half and squeeze over the fish then close fish in the foil wrap and place on the grill.
Allow fish to cook for 10-2o minutes some fish may take a shorter or longer time, depending on the size of the fish and the thickness. Be very careful not to burn your hand as you remove the fish from the grill. Open foil and season with pepper and salt if it needs more seasoning. There you have it a juicy mouth-watering grill fish.
As you sit back and eat try not to bite your fingers off because grill fish is really delicious and will have you wanting more.
The Final Word
This is a great way to eat healthily so why not give this delicious meal a try? trust me you will be glad that you did. Let’s fire up the grill.