Barbecue week: grilling whole fish

grilling whole fish

Grilling whole fish {Photo: blog.williams-sonoma.com}

I know it may seem daunting and scary for some of you to grill a whole fish on your barbecue but if you follow some of these tips I’m about to give you, you will see that it’s actually pretty easy and it will soon become one of your favourite things to grill. Grilled fish is easy, fresh and the perfect light meal on a hot summer night. Give it a try this weekend and let me know how it goes!


  • Whole fish of your choice (1 to 2 pounds is ideal and larger than that would be difficult to handle)
  • Some lemons cut into slices
  • Fresh herbs of your choice (parsley, basil, etc.)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 bags of your favourite flavour of In Cuisin risotto


  1. Have your fishmonger clean the fish for you or clean it yourself
  2. Make a few slits in the fish’s sides. Fill the cavity with the lemon slices and herbs. Oil the fish lightly and season it with salt and pepper
  3. Clean your barbecue well and heat it to high. Place your fish on the grill and let it cook for 5 minutes without moving it (it needs to develop a crust so it detaches easily and doesn’t stick). After 5 minutes, pry it gently away from the grill with a pair of tongs by moving it back and forth. Flip it over gently by rolling it to the other side and let it cook for another 4 or 5 minutes then remove it and serve it with a lemon wedge and a side of your favourite flavour of In Cuisin 2-minute risotto.

Note: If you have some fish leftover, make delicious fish tacos for lunch the next day!

For more grilling recipes and inspirations, check out our Pinterest “On the Grill” board.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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