Whole barbecue grilled plaice

  • 2 persons
  • cooking time: 20 min
  • difficulty


  • 2 whole plaices, gutted
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 chilli pepper
  • 3 cm. piece of ginger
  • 1 hand of coriander
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • salt

How to prepare

This whole barbecue grilled plaice is very easy and together with the fresh watermelon it is the perfect meal on a warm summer evening. So fire up your BBQ and start cooking!


  • 1 Clean the fish when this is not done yet. Cut off the side and top fins and tail.
  • 2 Roughly chop the garlic, the chili, the ginger and the coriander. Keep some coriander for decoration.
  • 3 Put the chopped ingredients in a pestle set and add 2 table spoons of vegetable or sunflower oil. Add some salt. Mix this well.
  • 4 Score the fish on both sides and rub the marinade in the scores.
  • 5 Put the plaice in a BBQ rack for fish and put it on a hot BBQ. Turn around regularly.
  • 6 Use 1 quarter of a watermelon and cut this in smaller pieces.
  • 7 Rub the watermelon with 1 table spoon of vegetable oil and the juice of 1 lime. Put it on the BBQ and turn around regularly.
  • 8 Serve the watermelon and the plaice on a plate and add a bit of lime zest, salt, coriander, the remaining oil and extra marinade. Enjoy!