𝕃𝕖𝕞𝕠𝕟, 𝔾𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕚𝕔 𝔽𝕚𝕤𝕙 ℂ𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕕 𝕠𝕟 𝕒𝕟 𝕆𝕡𝕖𝕟 𝔽𝕚𝕣𝕖
This fish has to be up there with one of the best fish I’ve ever eaten...and it is sooo easy! (If you’re not too scared to cook over a fire) I was camping in the bush with little to no cooking tools so an open fire and aluminium foil did the trick. I used a Tailor Fish which is an extremely cheap fish that people usually disregard but cooked in the right way it is tender, juicy and flavourful. Don’t worry if you don’t have the ingredients when camping, the fish will create it’s own juices and taste...the fish flavour will just be more potent! Check out the recipe below 𝔜𝔬𝔲 𝔴𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔫𝔢𝔢𝔡 𝔞𝔫 𝔬𝔭𝔢𝔫 𝔣𝔦𝔯𝔢 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔰 𝔯𝔢𝔠𝔦𝔭𝔢
1 whole Fish, filleted (I used Tailor but any white fish will do- the bigger the fish, the longer the cooking)
1 Lemon, cut into rounds
3 Cloves of Garlic
2 tbsp Salt
2 tbsp Pepper
2 tbsp of any dried herbs (I used dried mixed herbs)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1. Cut fish lengthwise along the bottom from head to tail (seen in photo where lemon is poking out). Lay lemon rounds inside fish on bottom side. Place peeled garlic cloves on top.
2. Use oil to rub over both sides of the fish. Sprinkle 1tbsp of salt, 1tbsp pepper and 1 tbsp of herbs over one side of fish. Repeat on other side.
Note: Dried chilli flakes make an excellent touch of flavour.
3. Wrap in tin foil- totally cover it, you may need to wrap it twice. Place on fire place- mostly coals as fire will burn it.
Note: Remember to use tongs or any other utensil when putting and taking this off the fire, you don’t want to burn yourself.
4. Cook for 7-9 minutes for a small fish and 10-12 for a large fish- make a small incision in the thickest part of the fish to see if it is cooked, fish will be white, flaky and juicy.
5. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on it, grab a fork and dig in.