How To Make The Best Mediterranean Wild Caught Fish On The Grid!

My first recipe on The Sl Spoon, had to start with a bang!

Nothing says bang than Mediterranean Wild Caught Fish on the grill! I mean, nothing!

Its summer so why not pickup the rod, leave the supermarket aisle and take in the season! With only a paddle boat, my rod and some bait…I lured these babies in on lowtied and ate up.

Heres how

Choose your fish

For Mediterranean flavors try finding a fishing spot that contains Red Snappers! Yet if you can get a catfish, swordfish those are also great options. Just stay away from “salmon”, the flavors are way too powerful for the Mediterranean flavors we’re going for. As you can see I subsititled a Red Snapper for another kind of fish!

The perfect fish for this recipe!

  • Red Snapper
  • Tilapia
  • Catfish
  • Swordfish

The LIVE perfect bait!

  • Earth Worms
  • Smaller Fish
  • Larger Fish (For Snappers)
  • Snails
  • Wax Worms


I’m hoping you accomplished catching your fish! I can teach you to cook it, not catch it! So hopefully you’re ready to move along with me. Make sure you rinse your fish in cool water before doing anything to it! This will help get slime, dirt and off of the scales of the fish. Have a clean working station to use before going further! Do NOT have a cup of joe on the table like I have. Learn from my mistakes!

Grilled Mediterranean Wild Caught Fish


2 large whole snapper fish, cleaned and gutted
15 large garlic cloves, minced and combined with a pinch of salt
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp ground sumac
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
3 bell peppers, different colors, sliced in rounds
1 large tomato, sliced into rounds
1 red onion, sliced into rounds
2 lemons


1) Heat up your outdoor grill!
2) Pat the fish dry. With a large knife, make two slits on each side of the fish. Fill the slits and coat the gut cavity of each fish with the minced garlic.
3) To make the spice mix, combine the cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and sumac in a small bowl. Use 3/4 of the spice mix to season the snapper on both sides; pat the spices into the fish pushing into the slits you made earlier. Keep the remainder 1/4 of the spice mix aside for now.
Stuff each gut cavity with the chopped dill, and as much of the sliced peppers, tomatoes and onions as possible.
4) Place the stuffed fish in foil for extra tenderness. If you want a crisper fish, throw those suckers on the grill!
5) Roast for 25 minutes until the fish flakes.Transfer the fish to a serving platter and squeeze juice of one lemon all over it. Use the slits you made earlier to cut through and portion the fish. Serve it with wedges of the remaining lemon.

Bonus Use the seasoning in the recipe above to also toss on some cutup veggies. You can wrap them in foil and throw them on the grill last since they cool off quicker! Enjoy!

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