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Barbequed fish , vegetables & lamb

Posted Mar 08 2009 3:37pm
Top 5 grilling / barbeque ‘’ Manthras ‘’

Keep it hot

Keep it clean with a stiff wire brush

Keep it lubricated ( oil it with a tightly folded paper towel dipped in oil and drawn across the bars of the grate )

Make sure all the pieces of food are of uniform thickness . This ensures even cooking.

Turn your steaks with a tongs; don’t stab them with a grill fork. A fork punctures the meat , releasing the juice.

Barbequed Fish
Serves : Four to six
Time required : Approximately 20 minutes plus refrigeration time


500 g fish ( preferably seer fish )
3 tablespoon lemon juice
½ tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 cloves garlic , chopped
A handful of finely chopped coriander leaves
10 leaves of fresh Italian basil or dried basil leaves
1 thinly sliced onion rings
Salt to taste


1, Cut the seer fish into 2.5 cm cubes and set aside.

2, Mix the olive oil , lemon juice , pepper , chopped garlic , coriander , basil and salt together.

3, Add the fish to this marinade and mix well.

4, Add the thinly sliced onion rings over the marinated fish and refrigerate for not more than 1 ½ hours.

5, Skewer the cubes of marinated fish and barbeque over a coal fire , ensuring the fish does not touch the grill .

6, Add the thinly sliced onion rings over the grill and serve over the barbequed fish when cooked.

Barbequed Vegetables

Serves : Six
Time required : One hour


6 medium sized zucchini courgettes , washed and cut 5 cm x 5 cm
3 medium sized red onions , peeled and cut into 6 wedges
3 red bell peppers , seeded and cut into 5 cm X 5cm pieces
Olive oil to coat
Barbeque spice rub to taste

Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
A few wooden skewers

How to prepare barbeque spice ?


60 g ground black pepper
60 g sweet paprika
60 g salt
10 g garlic powder
15 g Cayenne powder
5 g chilli powder
A large pinch dried thyme


Mix all the ingredients together . Set aside till ready to use.

1, Place the vegetables on the skewer in this order – zucchini , onion , pepper , zucchini , onion , pepper , and zucchini. Rub the brochettes with a little olive oil.

3,Sprinkle the salt , pepper and generous amount of the barbeque spice rub evenly on the brochettes.

4, Grill the brochettes over medium heat for approximately 8 minutes on each side or until the vegetables are tender but not mushy.

5, Serve over mixed vegetables rice.

Barbequed Lamb

Serves : Four
Time required : 20 minutes plus overnight marinating time


4 lamb steaks ( about 250 g each )
Slices of lemon
Handful of fresh mint leaves

Ingredients for the marinade

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped mint leaves
Grated rind and juice of one big lemon
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste


1, Mix marinade ingredients together.

2, Place the lamb in a shallow bowl and pour the marinade over and mix it well into the meat.

3, Refrigerate for 6- 8 hours or overnight.

4, Drain the marinade from the lamb and put onto a hot barbeque grill.

5, Baste the lamb steaks with the marinade juice while grilling.

6, Grill for 15 to 20 minutes.

7, Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve with slices of lemon.
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