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Grilled Whole Fish Wrapped In Fig Leaves Recipe

This method of cooking small, whole fish on the grill, keeps them moist and delicious.
Grilled Whole Fish Wrapped In Fig Leaves
Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 Whole Sea Bass About 1 Pound Each
  • 2 Thinly Sliced Lemons
  • 4 Small Springs Fresh Oregano
  • 8 Large Fig or Grape Leaves
  • Kitchen Twine

Piquant Sauce:

  • Juice From 1 Large Lemon
  • 1 Small Garlic Clove, Peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Capers
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
Recipe Method

  1. Wash and dry the fish, then layer lemon slices inside along with one sprig or oregano per fish.
  2. Wrap the leaves in place around the fish as shown in the photos, and tie in place with kitchen twine.
  3. Preheat your grill, either charcoal or gass to medium heat.
  4. Place the fish on the grill, and cook 10 minutes each side.
  5. While the fish is cooking, place the sauce ingredients into a bowl and use an immersion blender or hand wand to blend.
  6. Once cooked, trim the twine and peel off the leaves.
  7. Carefully lift off the skin on one side of each fish, and lift out the fillet onto a plate.
  8. Turn the fish over, and do the same thing on the other side, discarding the spine and skin.
  9. Continue to clean each fish in the same manner.
  10. Spoon some of the sauce over each plate and serve immediately

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