Spicy Grilled Fish was requested by a lovely Instagram follower last week. I’d always wanted to put up a recipe but never been so keen as I’m really not into fish, however this is my go-to Spicy Grilled Fish recipe when I need to make one. I’ve got two Grilled Fish recipes, I’ll be posting the second one sometime next week.
You’ll notice I’ve got a marinade as well as pepper sauce recipe. The pepper sauce is particularly ideal if you’ll be serving the fish with plantain, yam or other sides; where a dip or sauce is required. If you’re not keen on peppered grilled fish, you can skip the pepper sauce and complete the grilling process using just the marinade. I use both the marinade and pepper sauce so I can have the best of both worlds, really…?
1 Medium size Tilapia
Olive or Vegetable Oil
1 Inch Root Ginger
2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme or 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
2 Sprig Rosemary or 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
6 Garlic Cloves
1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Scotch Bonnet
1 Medium Onion
2 Tablespoons crushed Pepper Flakes
3 Knorr Cubes
Salt to taste
Firstly, clean the fish thoroughly, then make deep incisions on the fish to allow deep penetration of marinade.
Blend the Thyme, Rosemary, Cayenne Pepper, 3 Garlic, Cloves, 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice, 1/2 of the Ginger, 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil and half onion till smooth….
Add the Crushed Pepper Flakes and mix thoroughly…
Rub the half of the marinade on the fish and in the incisions and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours. Mine was left to marinate overnight. The longer the better…
While it’s marinating, add the Bell Pepper, Scotch Bonnet, the rest of the Garlic and Ginger into a blender and blend roughly. I got carried away while blending hence the smooth texture. Then pour 1 cooking spoon oil into a pan, when it’s hot, add 1/2 chopped onion, sauté till fragrant, then add the blended mix, Knorr cubes and salt to taste..
Fry for 15 minutes on low heat, the oil will settle on the top, discard the excess oil. You need the oil to enable the sauce fry deeply…
When the fish is done marinating, place in your oven on grill settings, 180 degrees Celsius, and grill for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, baste the Fish with the Fried Pepper Sauce. Stuff some of the mix into the incisions as well. Then transfer back into the in a preheated oven, grill for 30-40 minutes or until thoroughly cooked…
Remember to turn the fish over during the grilling process to enable even heat distribution. Also baste with some more pepper sauce…
It’s ready when it’s fully cooked on both sides. Serve with the rest of the fried pepper sauce…
And that’s it! Will be waiting on your feedbacks when you’ve tried this easy Spicy Grilled Fish recipe. It’s always a joy reading your feedbacks. Please, don’t forget to subscribe to the Blog for automated notifications of future recipes. See you soon.