Mediterranean Whole Fish Braai

Mediterranean Whole Fish Braai

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  • 2 whole fish such as snoek , or even Elf scaled and gutted
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large orange cut into thin slices
  • 1 bunch tarragon
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • For the sherry vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup aged sherry vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 cup Spanish olive oil


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Brush the fish on both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Fill the cavities of both fish with orange slices, tarragon and parsley and place on the grill.
  3. Grill the fish for 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill, place on a platter and drizzle immediately with the Sherry Vinegar-Tarragon Vinaigrette.

For the Sherry Vinegar-Tarragon Vinaigrette:

  1. Combine vinegar, shallot, mustard, tarragon, and salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. With the motor running, slowly add the oil until emulsified. Adjust seasoning.

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