Ingredient: basil

Grilled_Whole_Fish

Grilled Whole Fish with Lime

Grilled_Whole_Fish
Grilled Whole Fish with Lime
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Grilled whole fish for dinner? This delicious and simple recipe is perfect for a summer night's dinner out on the deck or porch with friends and family. Recipe by Charlie Hollowed as published by Bon Appétit. Photograph credit: Chris Gentile
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Grilled_Whole_Fish
Grilled Whole Fish with Lime
Print Recipe
Grilled whole fish for dinner? This delicious and simple recipe is perfect for a summer night's dinner out on the deck or porch with friends and family. Recipe by Charlie Hollowed as published by Bon Appétit. Photograph credit: Chris Gentile
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a gas grill to high.
  2. Score fish: Cut 1 slash lengthwise down to the bone, then crosswise in 2 places, spacing apart; repeat on other side.
  3. Season fish cavity and skin with salt; drizzle fish with 1/4 cup oil. Stuff some of the lime slices (reserve a few for garnish) and herb stems inside fish.
  4. Clean and oil grill grate well. Grill fish, resisting the urge to turn it, until skin is nicely crisp and charred and flesh is flaky and opaque down to the bone. (This can take 6–15 minutes, depending on size of fish.
  5. Place a metal spatula underneath fish (a pair of metal tongs on top of fish also helps for support), then lift and gently roll over to the other side. Cook until flesh is flaky and opaque down to the bone, 6–15 minutes. Use a small knife to check for doneness; if it slides easily through the thickest part of flesh, fish is done. If not, finish cooking fish on grill or in a 450° oven.
  6. Place fish on a serving platter; drizzle oil and lime juice over. Garnish with reserved lime slices, basil leaves, and cilantro.
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