Posted on December 13, 2011 by

Grill Your Catch with the BBQ Buddy

The BBQ Buddy Fish Griller is the perfect grill accessory for the fisherman who loves to eat fish like a man- whole and cooked over a flame. The BBQ Buddy looks like it would be great cooking fresh fish over a campfire, something I did quite often this year while camping in Algonquin Park. Let me tell you there’s nothing quite like the taste of a freshly plucked mouth-watering piece of flame grilled fish, and there’s nothing worse than watching those pieces fall through the grill before you can eat them.

The BBQ Buddy Fish Griller is a two-piece metal basket that latches together, securely holding your fish in place. When the time comes to turn your prize catch on the grill you can simply flip the basket, keeping not only the fish, but your pride intact. Made from heavy-duty metal the fish griller is also a handy camping companion.

Keep reading for a zesty barbecue whole snapper recipe!

Zesty Barbecued Whole Snapper


800g-1kg Large Whole Snapper, scaled & cleaned (substitute with your catch of the day)
1 Lime (for garnish)


  • 2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Coriander, finely Chopped (use the stems as well as leaves)
  • 1/2 Lime, finely zested
  • 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil


  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. You can use a food processor to save time.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut incisions about 1cm apart on both sides of the fish. This will allow the marinade flavours to seep in thoroughly. Trim the tail & fins, so they don’t burn.
  3. Rub the marinade onto the fish, inside & out. Place slices of lime inside the fish, then put into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  4. Heat up your BBQ to a medium-high heat (190 C).
  5. Prepare your BBQ Buddy fish grill basket by lightly oiling the basket. The easiest way to do this is to put some olive oil on your hand and rub onto the bars.
  6. Place the marinated fish inside the basket, close and secure.
  7. Place the basket on the BBQ over direct heat and cook for about 10 minutes on each side. Make sure you use a glove when turning the basket, as it will be extremely hot. You can tell when the fish is cooked as its eyes will be white and slightly popped out.
  8. Remove the basket from the BBQ using gloves, and carefully remove the fish from basket – easily done with tongs and a spatula. Serve with lime wedges and a salad of your choice.