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Recipes BRAAI WHOLE YELLOWTAIL WITH ROCKET SALAD & CREAMY GREEK DRESSING

BRAAI WHOLE YELLOWTAIL WITH ROCKET SALAD & CREAMY GREEK DRESSING

Prep 20 mins
Cooking 10 - 12 mins
Serves 6

Take a trip to the Aegean with this Greek-inspired whole fish braai.

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- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -

  • FOR THE FISH
  • 2 kg fresh yellowtail, cleaned and scaled
  • Cape Herb & Spice GREEK LEMON & HERB
  • FOR THE SALAD
  • 10 g fresh dill
  • 200 g rocket
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 200 g pouch stuffed green olives
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 round of feta, crumbled
  • a folding grid
  • 10 g fresh dill, picked into small fronds
  • non-stick spray (optional)

- METHOD -

FOR THE FISH

Build a medium sized fire and let it burn down to coals. Spray the folding braai grid well with non-stick spray to help prevent the fish skin sticking to the grid. Pat the fish skin as dry as possible with a paper towel. Using a sharp knife, score the fish 3 times into the flesh on both sides.

Drizzle some olive oil into the belly cavity and season well with Cape Herb & Spice Greek Lemon & Herb Seasoning. Stuff with fresh dill and arrange the lemon slices along the cavity. Rub the fish with olive oil, then season the outside generously with Cape Herb & Spice Greek Lemon & Herb Seasoning. Place the fish into a folding grid but do not seal it closed. You just want the top part of the grid lying on the fish so that you can use it to flip the fish.

Braai the fish over medium heat coals for 5-6 minutes a side until the skin is starting to char and the flesh inside the cavity is opaque.  

FOR THE CREAMY GREEK DRESSING

Ingredients:

½ C (125 ml) avocado oil (or mild olive oil)

2 Tbsp (30 ml) red wine vinegar

zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

½ Tbsp (7,5 ml) dried oregano

½ Tbsp (7,5 ml) Cape Herb & Spice Greek Lemon & Herb Seasoning

1 Tbsp (15 ml) Dijon mustard

¼ C (60 ml) plain yoghurt

Cape Herb & Spice Atlantic Sea Salt and Black Pepper Grinders

Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together, season to taste and whisk well to combine. Set aside.

FOR THE SALAD

To assemble the salad, arrange the rocket on a serving platter next to the fish. Drizzle the leaves with creamy dressing, top with olives, crumbled feta and dill fronds. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve the extra dressing on the side for drizzling over the fish once served.

 

Recipe & Image by: CRUSH MAGAZINE

 

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