Barbecue fish in a grill basket and you’ll never have to worry about having your seafood fall apart on you ever again. You will find yourself becoming one of that elite group who knows how to handle a fish without it crumbling before it ever gets near a plate.
One type of grill basket is hinged basket with two sides. It is a handy tool for keeping food from coming in contact with the grill. Oil the basket first. Then put oil on the fish itself as well, to prevent it from sticking to the basket.
Preparing To Barbecue Fish
You’re putting your fish between two grates which will close together, making a basket. Your fish will not come apart and fall through the grill. Flipping the fish over will not break up your fish either.
A basket will allow for a moister fish, particularly if you have the basket lid down. And a closed lid can also capture the flavor that will be imbued if you are also using wood chips or wood planks.
Make sure your grill is clean before you get started.
Have the fish out of the fridge for 20 minutes or so before you start cooking so it has a chance to come to room temperature. Pat it dry.
Stuff the fish with aromatics, using your preferences of herbs and vegetables that are heated in healthy fats like butter, coconut milk or oil. Some options are carrots, celery, ginger and onions. Add salt and pepper. Rub oil on the fish.
Cook it at a high heat and you’ll keep it from losing its juices and keep it firm.
Get a grip on the basket’s handle and flip the whole thing when it’s time to cook the other side. Have a pair of barbecue gloves handy.
Fish will cook faster than red meat or poultry. Cook whole fish 10 minutes for every inch of thickness. It should flake with a fork.
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