Amazing fish in newspaper Recipe

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With spring around this corner, this mouthwatering recipe is reason enough to head to Margate Furnishers to get your ‘Smokey Joe Webber’ so you can try your hand at this amazing fish in newspaper recipe #MargateOutdoors 

While you are at Margate Furnishers picking out your spring and summer outdoor furniture, be sure to get yourself a ‘Smokey Joe Webber’ braai at them same time, so you can impress your friends and family by serving them a fresh caught fish cooked in your new Webber.

Recipe from: – 13 September 2013
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 1 fish, (1.5-2kg), or two small (600g-1kg each), sustainable, such as hake, yellowtail, gutted and scaled
  • 1 glug PnP Finest extra-virgin olive oil – for rubbing
  • 2 Tbs fish rub, pinch salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium lemon – sliced
  • 1 bunch fennel
  • 4 cloves granulated garlic – sliced
  • 1 medium lemon – cut into wedges, to serve


Make a few diagonal slits in fish flesh.
Rub fish, inside and out, with olive oil and season with fish rub and salt and pepper.
Stuff fish cavity with lemon, fennel and garlic.
Wrap fish in a layer of baking paper and then in 4 sheets of newspaper.
Wet newspaper well and cook the parcel over medium coals, turning occasionally, for 15-20 minutes (longer if fish is large).
Pierce parcel with a knife. If it glides through, the fish is cooked; if it feels rubbery, cook for a few more minutes.

Remove all paper and serve fish with lemon wedges.
Servings: 4

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