BBQ Bingo Challenge & My Herbs Infused Grilled Trout

BBQ Bingo Challenge & My Herbs Infused Grilled TroutThere is no better time for a barbeque than now… long hot days, warm evenings and green nature all around… the perfect setting for some perfect outdoor dining.

I adore barbeque food… meat, veggies and even fruit… you name it and I will eat it; so when I was asked to be a part of BBQ Bingo Challenge I simply couldn’t say no.

I was asked to prepare a barbecue recipe which would be posted on their special challenge website. As it so happened I posted my Herbs Infused Grilled Trout only days before and I was allowed to make it my challenge entry.

Lucky me 🙂

Well, lucky and unlucky… on the plus side my recipe is the only fish dish but on the other hand the competition is fearless…

Other bloggers have submitted some amazing recipes.

We have two different burgers – a beef one for all the meat lovers out there – Big Brunch BBQ Burger – and a veggie version – Curried Veggie Bean Burger.

There is a very interesting recipe for BBQ Tamarind Belly Pork Strips. I know that belly pork strips are not to everyone’s liking but trust me, once you pop them into a sizzling BBQ all that lovely fat is going to simple melt away 🙂

But back to the competing recipes…

In my humble opinion there would be no BBQ without chicken – we have two recipes for it – Lemon and Garlic Chicken and Chicken in Curry Marinade.

And if you aren’t into burgers, chicken or fish, how about cheese?

Barbeque Halloumi & Vegetables Kebabs sound perfect to me and if you are more in a picking mood, how about BBQ Veggie, Cheese & Salami Platter?

And to finish off our perfect outdoor cooking and dining experience, there is even a dessert! Yes, you are reading it right – a lovely sweet treat for afters – Summer Sunset Dessert with Lavender Infused Golden Rum.

Sounds like a great selection of recipes doesn’t it?

Why not visit the BBQ Bingo Challenge page and check out all these great recipes?… and I suppose as you are going there anyway, please vote for My Herbs Infused Grilled Trout as I really fancy myself being crowned winner of this year BBQ Challenge 😉

What’s yours favourite barbeque food?

Would you like to try any of the dishes mentioned above?

*I was compensated for writing this post.

Herbs Infused Grilled Trout

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.

Herbs Infused Grilled TroutIngredients (per fish):

  • 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)

Method:

1. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutWash and clean your trout.

2. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutCut 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).

3. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutSlash 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.

4. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutSprinkle your fish with the herb salt if you have it in your cupboards otherwise your own herb and salt mixture. Don’t forget to season inside the cavities as well.

5. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutMince some garlic and spread it throughout the inside cavity.

6. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutNow it is time to stuff our fish; to begin with stuff it with lemon slices (one slice cut in half for ease of fitting), followed by the rosemary, thyme and lovage.

7. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutPlace 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.

8. Herbs Infused Grilled TroutOnce 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.

Herbs Infused Grilled Trout.My Herbs Infused Grilled TroutServe with a fresh green salad and enjoy the delicious smokey moist tender divine almost orgasmic taste.

Do you like fish?

If not why not, what is wrong with you?

What’s your favourite fish and way of serving it?

Yum

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