Whole grilled fish

Fish lovers will adore this simple to prepare dish.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 15 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 423 / Protein 80g / Carbohydr. 5g / Fat 8g

Ingredients (2 servings)

2giltheads (or e.g. branzini)
2 clovesgarlic
4 sprigsthyme
2 sprigsrosemary
50 gbaby spinach
coarse sea salt
olive oil
lemon to serve


grill, barbecue tongs, toothpicks (optional), aluminum foil, kitchen scissors (optional), cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Pinot Gris late harvest wine, dry, 2011
Late harvest wines are characterized by a golden yellow color and a subtle flavor of flower and nut. With its very pleasant and unobtrusive aroma, a refreshing Pinot Gris goes well with fish.

Step 1

Whole grilled fish

Preheat the grill. Halve and slice lemon.

grill, cutting board, knife

1 lemon

Step 2

Whole grilled fish

Remove fins and generously season the cavity with sea salt. Fill each gilthead with a crushed garlic clove, thyme, rosemary, baby spinach and a few slices of lemon.

kitchen scissors

2 giltheads / sea salt / 50 g baby spinach / 2 cloves garlic / 4 sprigs thyme / 2 sprigs rosemary

Step 3

Whole grilled fish

Close giltheads with toothpicks, if required, and brush with olive oil on both side. Season again with salt and pepper. Then, grill on aluminum foil for approx. 10 – 12 min. until golden and crispy. Serve with lemon wedges.

barbecue tongs, aluminum foil, toothpicks

olive oil / sea salt / pepper / lemon to serve