Tikka-style fish

Perfect for the barbecue – but don’t let that stop you using the oven if the typical English weather arrives – use whichever fish you prefer

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:16 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 266
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 4g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 39g
  • salt 0.67g


  • 2 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely grated or crushed
  • 2 whole sea bream or red snapper (about 900g/2lb each) or 6 fish steaks like tuna
  • 6 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 3 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Slash the skin of the whole fish, if using, on each side with a sharp knife. Mix the ginger and garlic, season with salt, then rub all over the fish.

  2. Mix the yogurt with the oil, spices and seasoning. Use to coat the fish inside and out, then chill until ready to cook.

  3. TO BARBECUE: Cook straight on the rack (or on foil if you are afraid of it sticking) for 6-8 mins each side for the whole fish, or 3-4 mins for the tuna steaks. Cooking time will depend on how hot your barbecue is when you start.

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