Fish Cooked in Newspaper on the Beach
Cooking outside as the sunsets is a great summer treat. As the evenings are still light and the remaining heat of the day lingers, catch the last of the sun with those you love over a glass of something cold.
This unusual way of cooking fish causes a stir but you can be rest assured knowing that no bits of fish will get lost in the coals or gets stuck on the grill ruining the overall look of the dish.
Fish Cooked in Newspaper (serves 2)
1 medium sized Sea Bass, gutted
1 lemon, sliced
Fresh herbs, parsley, dill
Newspaper, baking paper and string
Light the barbecue and while you wait for the coals to turn white and the heat to die down, prep the fish.
Place a sheet of baking paper over 4 double sheets of newspaper and place fish on top. Put lemon slices under the fish, inside the cavity along with the fresh herbs and then finally more lemon sliced on top. Wrap the newspaper around the fish to form a parcel. Fix with string.
Place the wrapped fish parcel in a large bucket of seawater or fresh water for no longer than 5 minutes. Remove and place on waiting barbecue. Cook for 15 minutes each side. The paper will turn black but the fish will keep moist.
Open up parcel and fillet fish. Serve with salad leaves and vegetables barbecued alongside the fish.
Excellent, looks delicious and no aluminium in sight! 🙂 I’m compiling a list of camping ‘foil packet’ recipes that can be made without the foil and all the toxins that come with it – clearly linking to this… Thank you!