Fill up on sumptuous grilled stuffed roast fish

As the summer months approach, it is time to prepare for barbeques and other outdoor meals.

fish frySo I will share my recipe for stuffed roast fish on the grill.


  • 2 whole jack fish or red snappers
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 5 cups water
  • salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 stalks scallion (minced)
  • 1 small scotch bonnet pepper minced )
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 4 whole pimento seeds
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cabbage (chopped)
  • 6 whole okra, (chopped)
  • 2 pieces aluminum foil or banana leaf


Clean fish with a mixture of lemon juice and water.

Marinate fish for an hour with salt, black pepper onion, garlic, scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, pimento seeds and  two tablespoons of melted  butter.

Stuff the marinade  into the cavity/ belly of each fish. Add cabbage and okra.

Place each fish in the center of the aluminum foil or banana leaf.

Add remaining butter, then wrap the fish securely. Place on heated charcoal grill and leave to roast for 10 to 15 minutes.

Edited from News Americas.