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Baked Whole Fish in Sea Salt

Traeger Kitchen


Baked Whole Fish in Sea Salt

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

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Pellets

Mesquite

Celebrate your fresh catch in a new way. Wood-fired and baked in a salt crust, this fish is tender and naturally delicious. A delicate seasoning of fresh herbs and citrus make this deep water swimmer a surefire winner.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

      When ready to cook, set the temperature to High and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
    • 2

      Clip the fins and remove the gills from the fish. Stuff cavity with thyme and lemon slices. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks and fold in the sea salt.
    • 3

      Place directly on the grill grate and bake for 30 minutes or until a thermometer poked through the salt crust and into the flesh of the fish registers an internal temperature of 135-140 degrees F. Remove fish from the grill and let stand 10 minutes.
    • 4

      Using a wooden spoon, strike the crust to crack it open and brush remaining salt from the surface of the fish.
    • 5

      Remove the skin and drizzle fish with good olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!

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