Barbecued Sand Whiting

by Annalisa Brown (follow)
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During summer, I always BBQ fish, itís easy, quick and gives that extra smoky layer to the overall taste. Although I will use a variety of fish, I recently tried Sand Whiting, a small but delicate tasting fish which doesnít overpower the palate. You will need to navigate against some fine little bones but if you cheat as I did, you can ask the fishmonger to fillet and debone the fish for you. I will confess, try as I might, filleting fish is not one of my strong points and I'm not too shy to ask the fishmonger to wield his magic.

The one and same fishmonger also gave me a tip Ö less is best when it comes to flavouring and cooking fish particularly Sand Whiting which already packs a punch with itís taste. He confided that a little pepper, salt and lemon juice with a sprig of parsley or a sprinkle of oregano is all I need to create perfection.

Always one to heed advice, I followed his tip and can absolutely vouch that simplicity is indeed best. Hope you enjoy this variety of fish as much as I did.

Barbecued Sand Whiting - a great BBQ alternative to meat.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 4 entree servings

8 Sand Whiting Fillets
Lemon Juice

Place the Sand Whiting Fillets onto a large piece of aluminium foil. Curl the edges of the foil creating a shallow dish.

Sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano over the fillets.

Squeeze a liberal amount of lemon juice over the fillets.

Keeping it simple with salt, pepper, oregano and lemon juice.

Ensure the BBQ is hot and place the foil onto the BBQ hotplate. (This can also be cooked in a conventional oven or grill if you don't have a BBQ)

Allow the fish to cook for approximately 5 minutes.

Serve immediately.

I served the Barbecued Sand Whiting with Crumbed Asparagus and Roasted Figs with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto.

Barbecued Sand Whiting served with Crumbed Asparagus and Roasted Figs with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto.

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