Lately we were introduced to the wonders of so called “Ukrainian BBQ” – it is a long story but let me tell you this – all you need is some outdoor space, 3 large bricks, some dry wooden sticks and a metal griddle… this will provide you with an amazing grilling experience… just like they did in an old days, I believe. There is really no need for elaborated BBQ “machines”; the food which comes out from this simple construction is spectacular! And today I would like to share with you herbs infused grilled trout, which we grilled on this low tech barbecue.
- 1 whole trout, gutted and cleaned
- 1 slice of lemon
- ½ clove garlic; minced
- 1 spring fresh thyme
- 1 spring fresh rosemary
- 1 spring fresh lovage
- Pinch of herb salt (or make your own with sea salt and a mix of herbs)
Cut the heads off. (It is always better to buy fish whole; the fresher the fish the more they will have shiny sparkly eyes… that become more foggy as they get older, so buying headless fish might be considered risky).
Slash each side of your trout a few times along its length… you want your cuts to penetrate the skin and get to the flesh but not so deep that your fish starts to fall apart during the grilling process.
Place them on a platter adding a little bit more of the seasoning on top and then leave to marinate for as long as you can but at least for a while (being around an hour). Remember the longer you leave it the more the flavours will have chance to penetrate through the fish.
Once you are ready, start your low tech BBQ and once it is nice and hot and the flames have fully died down then start to grill your fish. Your trout will need around 5-7 minutes on each side depending obviously on the size of your trout.
Do you like fish?
If not why not, what is wrong with you?
What’s your favourite fish and way of serving it?