How to grill whole fish? It's easier than you think and tastier than imaginable. And can be done indoors, on your stovetop in a few easy steps. Serves 1-2 persons, depending on side dishes and appetite.
Preheat your grill plate (or grill pan) to medium-high heat and lightly brush with high-heat cooking oil. It is hot enough, when it starts to lightly smoke.
Meanwhile, with a sharp knife, lightly score the fish two or three times on each side by making diagonal cuts just into the flesh. Drizzle both sides of the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Tuck the parsley and tarragon sprigs in cavity of the fish, along with the butter and 2 slices of lemon.
Rotate the fish 90 degrees to create cross-hatch grill marks. Continue to cook for 3-4 more minutes, until the skin is thoroughly browned.
Gently flip the fish to cook on the other side. Cook for 5 minutes, until it easily releases from the grill. Rotate the fish 90 degrees to create cross-hatch grill marks and cook 3-4 minutes until skin is thoroughly browned.
Transfer the fish to a serving plate. Remove from the grill and serve with the potatoes and steamed vegetables for a wonderfully tasty and healthy dinner. Enjoy!
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