Grilled fish recipes are one of the most popular ways of cooking fresh fish in Greece, especially in the summer!
Greeks love to taste their fish, not smother it with powerful marinades and sauces so you can't taste the meat. They will always use simple recipes, with few ingredients, but are very particular and will always insist on the best quality and freshness!
They always use a charcoal barbecue which gives the food the best flavour.
Red Mullet - Barbounia is good quality, tasty and probably one of the most popular in Greece.
You can use any small whole fish. You can also use this method to cook large ones, although they would need to be filleted or cut into steaks.
This is the traditional method of cooking grilled fish recipes in Greece. The Mediterranean diet is largely based on the Greek and Cretan cuisine and fish is eaten far more than meat. This recipe is a healthy alternative to fried.
The Greek translation of this meal is
Fish has singular and plural in Greek - Psari is one, Psaria are many!
The ingredients in this recipe are rather vague, the dressing can be used and added according to the number of serves and also depending on the size of fish, buy for the number of people dining.
Tips on Using a Barbecue
Start up the bbq as normal, then burn the coals until they turn grey and the heat is not so intense.
Compared to gas, it is rather time consuming, but definately worth the effort as the flavour is delightful.
This will help the juices to flow through and keep it moist.
As the juices drip onto the coals, it will produce smoke which will add to the flavor of the psari, as well as getting all your neighbours jealous of the delicious aroma of bbq fish!
A really great tool to make this recipe easier is to use a fish cage or Non-Stick Grilling Basket
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