Fish in newspaper

SERVES: 4 TIME TO MAKE: Less than 30 minutes

If you don’t have a braai grid, cook fish directly on coals.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 fish, (1.5-2kg), or two small (600g- 1kg each), sustainable, such as hake, yellowtail, gutted and scaled
  • 1 glug PnP Finest extra-virgin olive oil, for rubbing
  • 2 tbsp fish rub, organic
  • 1 pinch PnP salt
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1 bunch PnP fennel
  • 4 cloves PnP garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges, to serve

METHOD

  • Make a few diagonal slits in fish flesh
  • Rub fish, inside and out, with olive oil and season with fish rub and salt and pepper.
  • Stuff fish cavity with lemon, fennel and garlic
  • Wrap fish in a layer of baking paper and then in 4 sheets of newspaper.
  • Wet newspaper well and cook the parcel over medium coals, turning occasionally, for 15-20 minutes (longer if fish is large).
  • Pierce parcel with a knife. If it glides through, the fish is cooked; if it feels rubbery, cook for a few more minutes.
  • Remove all paper and serve fish with lemon wedges