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Grilling greens wrapped fish

jdubboston Jun 25, 2008 02:48 PM

Looking for some suggestions - I have two wonderful bunches of chard (white & red stems) and people coming for dinner on Sunday.... I promised things from the grill, and I'd like to do fish for the main but in a 'new' way.

Any thoughts on particular fish or shellfish that might work best on the grill wrapped in chard? I've seen recipes for steamed versions of this dish, and on bbq.about.com he discusses grilling fish in 'leaves' (i.e. banana, grape, cornhusk) so I imagine this is all possible....

Suggestions are much appreciated!

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  1. MMRuth RE: jdubboston Jun 25, 2008 02:54 PM

    I've wrapped salmon with spinach, which I imagine would be similar.

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      jdubboston RE: MMRuth Jun 26, 2008 05:56 AM

      I'm thinking something more delicate - even scallops... Altho it also turns out Barramundi is being farmed sustainably here in Massachusetts, so maybe I'll try and find some of that. Given that it's an Australian fish, it's probably been thrown on the 'barbie' a few times!

    2. todao RE: jdubboston Jun 26, 2008 12:32 PM

      Tilapia is very easy to use in wrapped preparations. A few herbs, some butter and you're on your way to something wonderful. Just watch the grill temperature - use an aluminum foil shield if necessary - to the wrapping doesn't burn.

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