Greek Inspired Sea Bream
I often say I don't cook enough seafood on the BBQ. This simply cooked Sea Bream, marinated in classic greek flavours certainly hit the spot.
- 1 Sea Bream
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil (extra virgin)
- 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp Greek Oregano ('normal' Oregano is fine)
- 1 Lemon (rind)
- 1/2 Lemon (juiced)
- 2 Garlic Cloves
Mix together the Olive Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Oregano, Lemon Rind, Lemon Juice and Garlic in a bowl. I discovered the Ceramic Garlic Grater Plate a few months ago – really great for making a garlic paste for marinades.
Place the Sea Bream on a chopping board and make 3 incisions on each side. Transfer to a dish large enough to hold the fish and liberally cover with the marinade. Make sure you rub it into the cavity and the slits made on both sides. Place to one side for 30 minutes.
Whilst the fish is marinating, light your BBQ and get the temperature up to around 180°C. Set it up so you have an indirect area to cook the fish on.
Once your BBQ is up to temperature, lightly oil the grates on the indirect side of the BBQ and then add the Sea Bream. Spoon over some of the marinade onto the fish. At this stage add any wood chunks or chips you want to use.
Cook for around 8 minutes and then turn over the Sea Bream and cook for another 7 minutes. You are looking for a temperature of around 65°C, but if you go a little higher it will be fine. Remove the fish, plate up and serve.On this occasion I served the Sea Bream with some grilled Gem Lettuce, home-made Tzatziki and some Pomegranate Seeds.