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Grilling whole bluefish tonight for 1st time-recipes/tips?

jdf Jun 21, 2008 11:49 AM

I'm thinking simple is best. Perhaps just some salt/pepper and olive oil on the outside and salt/pepper, thyme/rosemary and some lemon slices on the inside. Am I on the right track or do you have other suggestions?

Also, the whole fish is a little over 2 lbs. I have a gas grill. What setting should I set the grill on and how long per side should I cook it? Thanks all.

  1. d
    Displaced California Foodie Jun 24, 2008 05:27 PM

    A guy working at whole foods suggested equal parts of coarse dijon mustard and sour cream mixed together, place a dollop over grilled or broiled blue fish, right after removing from heat source.
    It was delicious!

    1. b
      bonber Jun 22, 2008 06:12 AM

      i mix about a tablespoon of mayo, some mustard, lemon, dill, s&p, olive oil. spread it on top of the fish, grill skin side down. yum.

      i do it on medium/high on the gas grill and don't flip it. cook til it flakes with a fork- maybe 7-10 min

      (edit- just saw you have a whole fish- this is for a filet- sorry! but if you filet the fish, this is awesome)

      1. coll Jun 21, 2008 05:02 PM

        I usually marinade in something like orange juice, it needs it. Make sure to remove the dark parts, that is where the fishy taste comes from.

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          BillyBob Jun 21, 2008 12:39 PM

          the splendid table, an italian cookbook, has a good recipe (Lynn Rosetto Kasper). bluefish, given its strong flavor, needs an assertive rub/paste/marinade. I usually take pancetta (or bacon) and put it in a food processor with rosemary, panko bread crumbs and olive oil. Stuff the bluefish with it and grill. I usually add lemone slices as well.

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