grilled fish

Grilled fish recipe

THIS grilled fish recipe is the simplest and tastiest way to cook any whole fish on the campfire, resulting in a herb-crusted crispy skin and a flesh that is smoky and moist.

The fingermark pictured was used as the basis for this recipe and was an ideal size.


  • 1 whole fish, 40cm in length
  • Bush spice seasoning
  • Oil


  1. Scale and gut fish.
  2. Make diagonal cuts on both sides of the fish.
  3. Smear fish with oil and sprinkle with bush spice, rubbing the herb mix into the cuts.
  4. Put fish in barbecue grill cage. Place cage on open fire over a bed of coals and cook for 15 minutes a side or until cooked.

Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 30 min  |  Serves 2

fingermark grilled fish recipe
Photo: Melissa Frohloff

About Melissa Frohloff

Melissa is Bush 'n Beach Fishing magazine's celebrity chef. She is happy to share all her tasty recipes.

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