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Understanding the Most Delicious Fish to Grill

Not only are the following fishes make fantastic meat, but they render one of the most delicious grilled fish meals one can ever imagine. Apart from being easy and fast to prepare, grilling the following fish can literally get fish off the grill in a matter of minutes. As soon as you get home, pick up a couple of fillets and lemon, heat up your grill pan, and make a fantastic after work meal.

Wahoo
Wahoo has a white delicate flesh that is highly regarded by many gourmets.  The flanks can then be cut into steaks which will make delicious grilled, fried or smoked fish.

Mahi-Mahi
This fish which is also known as dorado or dolphin fish is popular in many restaurants, well-liked by gourmets for they make one of the most delicious grilled and smoked fish.

Striped Bass
Cooks have their own favorite masterpiece for cooking rockfish. Frying whole fillets of school sized fish or steaks of larger fish are exceptionally delicious. Striped bass, or strippers are versatile. They can be grilled, broiled, poached, fried and smoked. They make wonderful fish cakes too.

Black Sea Bass
The firm white meat of this fish is regarded as a flavorful fish. They are easily skinned and filleted and comes out superb when fried, grilled, baked or broiled. This fish is always best when fresh as the fish do not freeze well.

Grouper
Grouper is a high-value specie that is commercially in demand. Groupers are not chilled and are usually sold alive in the markets. They are described as lean, white flesh fish with a mild unique taste and texture that can be cooked in many different ways. Grouper is great when fried or grilled, and is excellent to use in soups.

You deserve that fantastic fish BBQ!

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Grilling Tips – Steps When Using Cedar Planks

If you’ve never used cedar planks for grilling before, you will find this a new thing to put on your list. To help you start off nice and sound, a few basic things are what is required, or at least you need to know:

Fish is delicate and absorbs flavors easily when grilled. This is why, any grilled fish recipe comes out “superstar”  in ever occasion. If you’re using hardwood charcoal infused with additional glazes or spices, congratulations! You perfectly know the secret to the most delicious and healthy grilled food.

Now back to the planks. Since many glazes make a fish fillet sticky, it would be difficult to remove from a grill grate. This is why cedar planks under the meat came into the idea. Not only does the cedar add a wonderful flavor to the meat, but it also keeps the fillet in one piece when it’s ready to eat.

  • Buy a food-grade quality cedar plank.
    Soak the cedar planks for at least two hours before grilling. This time of soaking would be enough to keep moist in the planks and prevent them from burning while grilling.
  • When ready for grilling, remove planks from water and set the fish fillet directly onto the wet board, with the skin-side down on the wood.
  • Place the planks with the fish directly onto your hot grill, and cover with your grill lid all through the cooking process.
  • When cooked, simply remove the whole plank-fish unit from the heat and serve. The fish skin will usually stick to the plank, which makes the eating process even easier.

Most people use salmon fillets coated with their favorite dressing for glaze. You can also do the same for a super-flavored “planked salmon”, as my husband fondly calls them.  I suggest that you mix bourbon for your coating then using a pastry brush, spread the glaze over the salmon immediately before putting the salmon on the cedar plank.

I promise you, this simple grilled fish on the planks are really tasty.