Barramundi fish barbecue with tropical flames fire cooked in the Pretoria rain.
Barramundi fish barbecue with tropical flames fire cooked in the Pretoria rain.

Barramundi fish barbecue with tropical flames fire cooked in the Pretoria rain.

Barramundi fish barbecue with tropical flames fire cooked in the Pretoria rain.

Christmas in Pretoria is warm. The humidity brings daily rain. We lit up the fire for a tropical fish braai over Christmas with fresh fish. Fire cooked fish has a smoky taste that pairs well with salt in your fish. A barramundi fish barbecue in the tropical rain is delicious.

Fire cooked fish has a smoky taste that pairs well with salt in your fish.

What Is Barramundi? 

 

Barramundi is Asian sea bass. It is a white-fleshed fish with a sweet, mild flavour and firm texture, similar to sole. Barramundi is from regions between India, Southeast Asia, and Australia. The word barramundi means “large-scaled river fish in the “Australian Aboriginal language.

Cook Barramundi on an Open Fire.

Tropical Flames

 

Summer heat,

summer fire,

Summer fish on the Barbecue.

 

Cook Barramundi on an Open Fire.

Grilled fish is the perfect summer dish with a succulent and salty taste. Cooking fish on an open fire enhances the salty sea flavours. 

 

Grilling Fish

 

A medium heat fire ensures a moist and flaky cooked fish. A very hot fire will dry out your fish. 

Cook Barramundi on an Open Fire.

The Best Fish Grilling Methods 

 

Fish on the fire grills quick. 

3 Tips for fire-cooking fish: 

  1. Keep the skin on to prevent the fish from flaking apart. You can the skin when serving. 
  2. Brush your fish with oil and butter
  3. Always cook your fish on both sides.
  4. Insert a knife in the thickest part to check your fish.
  5. Perfect cooked fish is moist and flaky on the inside. 
Barramundi Fish Barbecue

Bonus Tips

 

Lock in Moisture With Lemon. The lemon juice helps maintain its colour and adds to its flavour. Also, remember to brush the fish with lemon juice and butter as it grills to help keep it moist.

 

Barramundi Fish Barbecue

 

Sunny Christmas days with chilled white wine at the Barbecue.

 

Fish Fire cooked in the rain.

 

Tropical flames light up in the summer rain.

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