Imagine a light yet luscious dish that enables you to experience relishes and aromas going back from the time of Ancient Rome. With a glass of white wine, Fred Buscaglione playing in the background, and grilled branzino for dinner, everyone can have a real Mediterranean getaway.
Here, we are going to show you the easiest way on how to grill branzino.
Branzino, also known as European bass, is a type of white fish, mostly preferred in Italian cuisine. Grilled branzino, with its tempting, almost sweet taste, is immensely delicious and easy to prepare. Since it boasts a succulent flavor, it doesn’t require side dishes but some lemon and fresh herbs. Even though it sounds simple, believe us when we say that it’s nothing short of a rich feast. Preparing this meal takes about 25 to 30 minutes and here is the whole branzino recipe.
The Main Ingredients in a Branzino Recipe
You probably already have most of the ingredients you need in your kitchen. For the whole branzino recipe you’ll need:
– 1 whole branzino
– A teaspoon of salt and pepper
– Few slices of lemon
– 1 garlic, chopped
– 3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
– When it comes to herbs, you can choose whichever you favor the most (fresh basil, rosemary, or perhaps parsley)
How to Choose Fresh Branzino
There are some signs on how to know if the fish you’re buying is not past its prime. Look for the fish with clear and vaguely bulging eyes. Also, the scales should be strongly connected to the body and if they are slipping off, you would want to avoid buying them.
Before Grilling We Start with Barbecue Preparation
It’s important to make the grill clean and make sure it’s not wet since the fish can easily get stuck while grilling when the barbecue is dampened. To prevent this, the best thing to do is grease the grill with a moist paper towel. For this step, you can use any kind of vegetable oil. Preheating the BBQ is also one of the main parts in process of how to grill branzino.
How to Make Sure the Fish Is Ready for Grilling
After checking if all the gills and scales from the fish are removed, you should thoroughly wash and dry the sea bass. By using a sharp, thin knife you should make slits on the sides of the branzino. Make a mixture of olive oil with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and rub it into the fish. You can add a pinch of fresh parsley to this blend. Following this, put some lemon slices inside the cavity and spice it up with fresh herbs of your own choice.
How to Grill Branzino
The grilling itself is the easiest part. Each side of the fish should be grilled for 5 to 7 minutes. The Branzino is ready when it becomes all crispy and gets that lovely goldish color. When finished, you could spoon some virgin olive oil with chopped garlic over the grilled branzino, which gives it a special flavor.
Last but Not Least
The last step in the whole branzino recipe is how to serve the meal. Since the fish is rich with aromas and tucked in with delicious stuffing, you can only add more of some fresh herbs to the plates, and maybe decorate it with citrus slices. All that is left for you is to enjoy it!
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