Use this recipe with firm, fish like swordfish, yellowtail, tuna, shark or wahoo. Play around with the stuffing ingredients and create your own signature dish. In the picture, the entire fish is stuffed. You can do it that way or fillet it first and stuff the fillets.

Grilled Stuffed Fish

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 4 6 – 8 ounce fish fillets
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Stuffing

  • 3 cups fresh spinach; washed dried and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 cup fresh tomato diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • pinch or two salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Combine marinade ingredients. Pour over fish, cover and marinade for 1 to 4 hours. Remove fish from marinade and pour marinade into a saucepan. Simmer marinade over medium heat until liquid reduced by one-half.
  • Combine stuffing ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Cut a pocket into the fillets and stuff mixture into pockets. If desired, you can seal the pockets with toothpicks or you can be extra careful when grilling.
  • Rub stuffed fillets with olive oil and place on a medium-hot well-oiled barbecue grill. Cook for about 4 minutes per side or until just cooked. To serve, place fillets on plates and drizzle reduced marinade over.

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