Grilled Garfish

Grilled Garfish
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Grilled Garfish

Grilled Garfish

Garfish needs very little cooking, as the flesh is quite delicate. The flavors of this dish does not over power the sweetness of the fish. This is a very quick, light and delightful meal worthy of any table.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Australian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Barbeque grill or Large frying pan
  • 1 Mortar and pestle or food processor
  • 1 Large bowl non-reactive
  • 8 skewers about 15cm or 6 " in length



  • 1 whole lemon zest and juice
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • ½ cup mint loosely packed, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley loosely packed, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 whole red chilli chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 100 grams butter warm
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • 8 fillets garfish



  • Combine marinade ingredients
    1 whole lemon, 1 small red onion, ½ cup mint, ½ cup parsley, 4 cloves garlic, 1 whole red chilli, 1 tbsp capers, 1 tsp white vinegar, 100 grams butter, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper
  • Grind roughly with a mortar and pestle or pulse briefly with a food processor.
    You still want chunks of the marinade ingredients, but not too fine!
  • Combine with garfish fillets in a large bowl.
    8 fillets garfish
  • You can marinade in the refrigerator overnight or for 5 minutes. Depending on your time available.

Prepare the skewers

  • Place each fillet on a cutting board. (overlaid with grease-proof paper is a good idea). Roll the fillets from the head end toward the tail, packing in any leftover marinade as you go.
  • Place a skewer through each side of the fillet and place two fillets on each pair of skewers.


  • Heat the BBQ grill or frying pan to medium-high.
  • Cook the skewers for two minutes per side or until cooked through.


  • Immediately with a salad of your choice
Keyword Barbequed Garfish, BBQ Garfish, Garfish, Grilled Garfish
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