Cooking on Charcoal – Part 4

See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 here

All good things must come to an end, bottles of whisky, sunny days and BBQ pledges. Today was day seven of my BBQ pledge, and I’ve gone through burgers, steak, steak, beef skewers, chicken drumsticks, burgers and today for the final day I settled on fish.

I don’t do fish often. Its not that I don’t like it, it more I just go for red meat more often. A chat with my boss regarding the final day however and she mentioned fish, so why not? My first foray into cooking fish was years ago if you can believe that. I was living on Groote Eylandt, wedged east of Darwin in the Gulf of Carpentaria (the two ears at the top of Australia).

I used to head to a small disused jetty, fishing the days away, getting a wonderful tan, and growing nice and fat, good times. If I ever caught anything I would head back to the accommodation and take my pick of the surrounding fruit, picking mango’s, coconuts, kiwi fruits and limes from the nearby trees and slicing them up to stuff into the fish, wrap it in foil and chuck it on the barbie. Today is an attempt to recreate that here in Ireland.

So, simple stuff

Sliced nectarines
Sliced kiwi fruit
Lambay Small Batch Blend


I cut a slit into the salmon, then stuffed the nectarines and kiwi fruit inside, then brushed them with whiskey and topped it off with the lemon slices. Wrapped in foil, I chucked it onto the charcoal barbie and let it roast inside the foil for 30 minutes. The result? Well, see below.

I don’t think I’ve ever been more satisfied with fish in my life, damn that was a good meal. I also had a few prawns on skewers grilled over the flame, and topped it off with some pasta. Now that was fantastic. That wraps it up, a great few meals and I am damn satisfied.

For all those reading, thanks so much and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. You know what you can do? Try it yourself. Not necessarily with a barbie, but try something new with your whiskey. We’re all stuck inside for sometime, so try something new, try something different. Food, cocktails, pairings, music, what ever you can do. Just have fun. And stay safe.

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