Grilled Whole Fish
Shopping Tip: Buying Whole Fish The key to cooking a whole fish on the grill is buying a whole fish that is unquestionably fresh. At the market, look for fish that smell clean and like the ocean, not fishy. Also, the eyes should be clear, not cloudy. We’ve found that fish larger than 2 pounds are hard to maneuver on the grill and are not good candidates for grilling. If the fish are a little larger than what we have called for (between 1 1/2 and 2 pounds), simply grill them a minute or two longer on each side. If the fish are smaller than 1 pound (whole trout, for example), use four whole fish (to serve four) and cut the cooking time down by 5 minutes or so.
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