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This is a super quick and simple way to barbecue any fresh whole fish. I used Dorade Royale or sea bream for this recipe. Use any mild white meat fish.

Serves 2 to 4


2 whole line fish, about 700g / 1 1/2 lbs each, scaled and cleaned
75ml / 1/3 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl
Pour out and set aside about 6 tablespoons to serve with the fish once cooked, refrigerate
Place the fish in a large dish and cut a few slashes into the fish on both sides
Pour over the marinade and rub nicely into the cuts
Cover and place in refrigerator for about 2 to 4 hours, (no more)
Prepare the BBQ for direct cooking over medium heat
Remove fish from refrigerator about 20 minutes before cooking to allow to come to room temperature
Place the fish on the BBQ and cook for about 15 minutes, turning once after 8 minutes
Keep lid closed while cooking
Serve immediately with some of the reserved marinade