Why You Should Eat More Barbecue Fish For Your Health

Why You Should Eat More Barbecue Fish For Your Health

Barbecue fish is not just good for tantalizing your tastebuds, it also has great value to your overall health. For a healthier diet, add Fish to your menu.

You may be wondering what differentiates the barbecue fish from around the world and the ones in these parts of the world. The difference is in the red appearance of the fish after the barbecuing, which is brought on by the red tatashe present in the marinade.

Barbecue Fish

Barbecue fish

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A delicious taste isn’t the only thing this barbecue fish is good for, because fish adds great value to your overall health. The American Heart Association recommends that you serve yourself fish twice per week for a healthier diet. Fish is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are known for lowering blood pressure and improving brain function. Also, fish contains other vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. What better way to smuggle in some more fish into your body and let your precious heart and brain thank you later than the delightful fish barbecue?.Find the complete recipe below:


  • 1 Large Tilapia Fish
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • Thumb size of Ginger
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 7 Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  • 1 Bulb of onion
  • A handful of Parsley
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • ½ cup of Vegetable oil
  • 2 Chicken Seasoning cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of Suya Spice


spices for making barbequed fish

  • Remove the fish scales and wash fish thoroughly, then open up the insides so that seasoning can penetrate well. Set the fish aside.
  • Afterwards, blend these ingredients until roughly blended: ginger, garlic, onions, parsley, green pepper, peppers, chicken seasoning cube, tomatoes, suya spice and vegetable oil.
  • If you don’t have gloves, oil your hand and use it to rub and distribute the marinade all around the fish, both inside and outside. Then set aside for an hour or two.
  • Oil both your grill rack and grill basket before putting the fish in the grill basket and placing on the grill. If you don’t have a grill basket you can as well place the fish directly on the grill rack as long as it is properly oiled.
  • It will take 30 to 45 minute for the fish to cook well. Make sure you flip multiple times as the fish cooks, and as you flip pour some marinade on each side.
  • Serve hot with blended onions, green pepper and any other vegetable of choice.

fish baked in oven

You can also prepare the fish barbecue with an oven if you happen to not have an open grill. But if it’s too much work for you you can always eat out. For people in Lagos, there are awesome places like Cubana Hut and Grill, The FishLady, and the Fish Palace Bar. While for people in Abuja, you can eat out at Zander’s Palace, Grill In and Out Restaurant, and Obudu Grill.

Read also: Four fish you should include in your diet


Written by

Lydia Ume