Bacon and Red Mullet Surf and Turf

    30 min

    Surf and turf refers to any combination of seafood and meat. Using a square closeable fish basket for your barbecue, place fish fillets between layers of bacon and onions - you won't believe something so simple is this gorgeous!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g (16 oz) sliced streaky bacon or pancetta
    • 1 large red onion, sliced and separated into rings
    • 4 (100g) fillets red snapper or red mullet, bones removed
    • 1 dash soy sauce, or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat.
    2. Open fish basket, or similar wire cooking basket, and line one side with strips of bacon, leaving a 1.5cm (1/2 in) space between slices. Cover the layer of bacon with a layer of onion rings. Place the fish fillets on top of the onion. Cover fish with more onion, then strips of bacon over the onion. Close the basket, and lightly sprinkle with soy sauce.
    3. Place the basket on the hot grill, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until the bacon is just cooked through. Remove from grill, and open the basket. Place a similarly sized plate upside down onto the food, and flip the basket and plate over so that the food is on top of the plate. Lift off the basket, and serve.

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    This meal was great for a warm summer night. My fiance and I had a neighbor over for dinner and we all really enjoyed it! My fish rack for the BBQ wasn't big enough, so I ended up making a big foil pouch. I cooked it on one side for 10 minutes and then 8 on the second side. When we split the pouch open the bacon was cooked but not enough, so we threw it on the grill for a minute or two then chopped it up and sprinkled it over the cooked fish. (FYI - 1 pound of snapper / rock fish is about 5 fillets) Delicious. We served it with the Fresh Tomato Salad recipe, (also found on which was a perfect pairing. YUM! We'll definately make again!  -  09 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The bacon gets crisp with a nice barbeque flavor, the onions soften and caramelize a little, and the fish gets steamed to perfection in the middle with bacon and onion juices! We all loved this dish and will whip it up again for company next time.  -  18 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is one of my more requested recipes with my family. So quick, so easy, so YUMMY!  -  06 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)