Poor man fish braai

Recipe from: 16 October 2015
recipe, fish, braai

Ingredients 6
Servings 4
Time 00:15


  • 1
    whole fish, scaled and gutted
  • 1
    onion, cut into slices
  • 2
    tomatoes, sliced
  • 4
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • Newspaper for wrapping


Seriously, we are living in the edge and with this recipe it's simple throw it on the fire and walk away.

Score the flesh on both sides of the fish with slits about half a centimetre deep and four centimetres apart.

Season the fish with salt to taste, make sure to aggressively season and then stuff the belly with the tomatoes, garlic and onion.

Wrap the fish in about 10 sheets of newspaper, wetting each layer completely with salted water before adding the next layer.

Put the whole parcel directly on the coals and cover with more coals. Walk away for 20 to 25 minutes.

When you come back, take the parcel out of the fire, remove all the layers of newspaper, and eat the fish with your hands.

Now you can't just have fish it is a braai so here is the second round of fire licking braai food.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Sherwyn Weaich.

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