One of my favorite summer dishes is grilled fish. We headed to Kate's Fish to pick up walleye. They only had one piece left so we also picked up cod. Or was it hake? Maybe haddock. I can't remember, but it was one of those fish that would take on the flavor of whatever you were seasoning it with. The husband likes more of a simple seasoning than I do, so he took the walleye and I took the other. We then decided to see who could best season and prepare their own and had a fish cook-off.
HIS - sea salt, Penzey's Lamb Seasoning, fresh herbs and lemon slices
HERS - chopped herbs (whatever is on hand - I used cilantro, parsley, scapes, oregano, thyme, sage) mixed w/ olive oil, 1 tablespoon panko and lemon juice and grated rind
The grill basket is the easy way out when grilling fish. Grill for roughly 5 mins a side.
It was a TIE. Each of us seasoned our fish perfectly for the type we had. The walleye has such great flavor on its own that it doesn't need much. My fish would take on whatever flavor it was given and came out moist on the inside with a subtle crunch on top.
I paired this with bacon/shallot brussels sprouts and dijon potatoes w/ arugula. Both recipes can be found here. I used baby yukons this time in place of red potatoes.
What's your favorite way to grill fish?