Grilled Fish on Skewers

"This recipe comes from a Moroccan cookbook that I once found in a bargain book shop. You can either use the grill on your oven or BBQ them. They are really tasty and served with green salad they make a light meal. The coriander in this recipe refers to fresh leaves/cilantro, not the seeds. The preparation time includes time for marinating, otherwise it would only be about 15 minutes."
photo by Robin and Sue photo by Robin and Sue
photo by Robin and Sue
photo by Robin and Sue photo by Robin and Sue
photo by Robin and Sue photo by Robin and Sue
photo by Chabear01 photo by Chabear01
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Ready In:
2hrs 25mins




  • In a bowl mix all ingredients apart from the fish.
  • Add the fish to the marinade and make sure it is coated all over.
  • Leave to marinate for at least two hours, stirring from time to time.
  • Divide the fish onto four skewers. (Tip: If you use bamboo ones soak them in water beforehand to stop them from burning).
  • Place under a hot grill or onto the BBQ and leave for about 8 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Turn only once.

Questions & Replies

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  1. stacieh707
    what type of fish did you use?


  1. Chabear01
    Made these up for ZWT II, I marinated some mushroom caps with the fish, parboiled some yams with pineapple juice, then cut up a wonderfully ripe pineapple. Set everything out and let people make up their own skewers to BBQ on the grill. This made a great dinner for a pool party with friends. Unfortunately, the pics I took were useless as I forgot to put the darned memory card back in the camera. But want to thank you for a wonderful recipe anyway.
  2. Leslie
    We really enjoyed this fish. My DH made the marinade in the morning, and we soaked cod in it all day, then grilled it for supper. The mix of flavours was wonderful! Thanks for posting!
  3. Darlene Summers
    Sylvie,This is a very tasty fish recipe,I of course used large crappie filets.But it worked really well.I did bake them in the oven though, because my hubby wasn't here to help me with the grill, and I am not good at the grill,but I can't see where that could have made any difference in the taste,they were very good.I had fried potatoes and made a salad and had garlic bread.This made a very satisfying dinner.Thanks for this recipe,Darlene
  4. Derf2440
    wow Sylvie, this is a wonderful way to serve fish, soo delicious and easy. I grilled it on our indoor grill and did it exactly as instructed except for the saffron, not in my budget, subed with tumeric. Will definately be doing this one again, often during the summer, this time I used halibut cubes, next time I'll try cod. Served it with potato salad and a green salad. Thanks for sharing a really tasty impressive one!!Next time it'll be for company!


Hi, I'm 31 and cooking and living in England. I was born in Germany and that's where I grew up and lived until I came to the UK to go to University in 1998. I never went back to live in Germany, even though all my family is still there.
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