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Barbecue Fish


Food Recipes: Barbecue Fish

Tired of the norm? Spice up your special day with this unique barbecue fish with ripe plantain filling.

Fish is an important source of high quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients, and can be prepared in a variety of ways. It is heart friendly too.


Fish (fresh)

Fresh tomatoes

Fresh pepper



Ripe plantain (optional)

Seasoning cube

Vegetable oil

Butter (optional)




  1. Blend the tomatoes, pepper, onion and garlic together to form a paste.
  2. Heat your pot a little and add vegetable oil. The quantity of the oil depends on the size of the paste.
  3. Add onion and fry the paste in the oil until the water in the paste has dried up to form your sauce.
  4. Bring down from the fire and allow to cool.
  5. Cut open your fish from the side and remove the viscera – the fish’s innards.
  6. Wash your fish twice with hot water after.
  7. Straighten out your foil on a table and brush with melted butter or oil and place the fish on top of the foil.
  8. Using a cooking brush or well oiled hands, rub the sauce all over the fish and inside the slits as well.
  9. Carefully place your sliced plantain inside the fish to form any design of your choice.
  10. Add your seasoning cube to the fish and a pinch of salt. Allow to sit for about an hour.
  11. Fold the fish with the foil and place in an open grill or oven.
  12. After 20 minutes, use a skewer to open the tail end of the foil a little to allow the water coming out of the fish drain out.
  13. Allow to cook for 25 more minutes.
  14. Remove the fish and serve
  15. You can garnish with onions, fresh tomatoes, parsley, green pepper or any other accompaniment of your choice.
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Chinwe Opuruiche

An Environment Resource Management graduate of Abia State University with her Masters in-view, Chinwe is also a Columnist, an OAP, a sought-after motivational speaker and writer with special interest in food and the balance of diet.

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