I love grilled fish, especially when its fresh. Now this can’t get much fresher. I caught it about 1:00, ate it about 4:00. That s pretty fresh. Now a fish cooked on the half shell is simply a fillet that has cut off the bone and the skin and scales left on. Now you want to use a fish with a tougher skin, like reds, snapper, black drum or something like that. If you look at the plate you will see a small piece of fish to its left. the is the throat of the red. This is located behind the gills and below the pectoral fins. Many times when someone fillets a fish this portion of the red is thrown away. It’s not a real large area but it is tasty. I have a grill set up outside the trailer and it really comes in handy. I like cooking outside but it also takes some heat out of the trailer and Texas produces enough heat without the help of the stove.
Now to get started. I have taken he fillets and seasoned them with some Tony Chachere’s and then drizzled a little Italian dressing on it with a squeeze of lemon. I have also cooked the bones on the fish, this red was big enough that I saved the bones to cook also
I have the grill heated up and head straight to it with he fillets. Now you lay the fish straight on the grill on a medium high heat. My grill does not have a lid so I use some aluminium foil to make a tent over the fish to help hold in heat. Before I had the fish on I fixed some red potatoes. I got the small ones and sliced them in half, seasoned them with salt, pepper, cumin and some fresh garlic. I also sliced up about half an onion. wrapped this inside of some aluminum foil, with a stick of butter. This package was placed on the grill before the fish.