Tikka-style Fish

Perfect for the barbecue, use whichever fish you prefer.

Serves: 6 people
Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: 16 mins
Total Time: 26 mins


2 whole sea bream or red snapper (about 900g/2lb each) or 6 fish steaks like tuna
2 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger
4 garlic cloves, finely grated or crushed
6 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp mild chilli powder
3 tsp cumin seed


Slash the skin of the whole fish, if using, on each side with a sharp knife.

Mix the ginger and garlic, season with salt, then rub all over the fish.

Mix the yogurt with the oil, spices and seasoning. Use to coat the fish inside and out, then chill until ready to cook.

Cook straight on the rack (or on foil if you are afraid of it sticking) for 6-8 mins each side for the whole fish, or 3-4 mins for the tuna steaks. Cooking time will depend on how hot your barbecue is when you start.

With thanks to BBC Good Food

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2007