Grilled "Haitian Style" Whole Fish
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Haitian
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Serves: 4
  • 2 whole fish (3-4 lbs cleaned) branzino, red snapper or tilapia, very fresh
  • 4 tablespoons epis, to marinade(click here for recipe)
  • 2 limes, to season
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley, to stuff inside cavity of fish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Maggi (chicken bouillon cube) crushed, to season fish
  1. To Marinade the Fish: Make 3 to 4 diagonal cuts on each side of the fish. Place the epis marinade all over the out and inside of fish. Allow the fish to marinade as the fire is started on the Bison grill.
  2. Building a Fire: Using Bull’s competition lump charcoal and black chimney starter, build a hot fire on the Bison grill. Once the charcoal is ready (started to turn gray on outside), spread it out evenly. For optimum charring and direct heat, make sure the adjustable charcoal basket is set close to the grill grates. Using Bull’s monster grill brush, scrape the heated grill rack clean. Rub the rack with oil.
  3. To Grill the Fish: Take the marinated fish and season with fresh lime juice, smoked paprika, maggi, salt and pepper. Don’t forget to season the inside too! Place the fresh parsley inside the body cavity. Place the fish on the grill rack directly over the hot coals. Allow the fish to cook for 5-8 minutes without moving to avoid the skin from sticking. Once the skin is golden brown, use the Bull tongs and spatula and carefully flip the fish over. Cook another 5-8 minutes, until crispy brown. To test, use a metal skewer to probe into the center of the fish. If the skewer is not hot, move the fish over to a cool spot of the grill or on the warming rack on the bison grill, away from the hot coals. Close the lid and cook until the interior of the fish is completely cooked.
  4. To Serve: On a large, oval platter, place the delectable grilled fish alongside the pikliz. Squeeze some more fresh lime juice and eat immediately!
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