Grilling sheepshead fish on a homemade grill
- Sheephead filet
- Garlic powder (optional)
- Onion powder (optional)
- Ground Cayenne Pepper or Black Pepper (optional)
- Lemon (optional)
- Green Onion Tips or Cilantro (for garnish)
Tools and Utensils
- Hobogrill HG2 Series portable grill or equivalent
Coal PreparationFor this operation we are going to want to have intense heat for a period of 7-15 minutes. The coals should be such that to produce intense heat either fresh charcoal with small uniform pieces. Saturate individual coals thoroughly with fluid from the lighter tin. Wait 1 to 2 minutes, then re-saturate and light. How hot the coals get depends on the many factors such as available oxygen which can be relatively low in the mountain tops with no wind and relatively high by the sea with high winds.
Cooking InstructionsPlace fish on the Hobogrill skin side down. Optionally, sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder and pepper on the raw sheephead fish while it's on the grill. Close the lid for 4-10 minutes checking periodically to ensure the fish is thoroughly cooked. The fish will turn a white color when cooked. If the fish starts to turn beige its because it's drying out.
GarnishA quick and simple garnish is some dark green edibles such as cilantro, parsley, chopped green onion, or chives. Paparika for color and a lemon wedge. It's alright to experiment with the order of which you put these things on.
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