7 Of The Best African Grilled Fish Recipes To Try This Summer African Vibes Recipes

7 Of The Best African Grilled Fish Recipes To Try This Summer

African grilled fish

African grilled recipes are incredibly flavorful, with a blend of spices, herbs, and other ingredients that bring out the natural taste of fresh-caught fish and other meats. These dishes are also rich in cultural history, combining a mix of North African and South African flavors to create something unique. Whether youโ€™re looking for a nutritious meal or something more indulgent, African grilled recipes offer an array of delicious options that will leave you satisfied.

The traditional methods of preparing these dishes make them a flavor-packed adventure that you wonโ€™t soon forget.

7 African Style Grilled Fish Recipes

Summer is a great time to explore and enjoy new flavors, and the best African grilled recipes are a great place to start. These tasty dishes bring out the natural flavor of fresh-caught fish, with plenty of flavor-packed ingredients to make every bite a delicious adventure.ย 

#1. Grilled Tilapia

Grill Tilapia (African Style)(Photo Credit: Immaculate Bites)
Grill Tilapia (African Style)(Photo Credit: Immaculate Bites)

Grilled Tilapia โ€“ย Get Recipe Here

Ingredients

  • Your choice of White fishย 
  • 1-2ย lemons
  • Salt andย ground black pepper
  • 2ย tspย whole white pepper
  • 2ย tspย whole black pepper
  • 1-2ย African Nutmegย ehuru
  • 7-10ย garlic cloves
  • 2ย tspย anise seeds
  • ยฝย inchย ginger
  • 1ย tspย paprika
  • 2ย Tbspย chicken bouillon powder
  • ยฝย inch thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • ยฝย  cupย coarsely chopped basilย andย parsley
  • ยผย cupย onions or ยผ medium onion

Grilled Red Mullet โ€“ย Get Recipe Here

Grilled Red Mullet(Photo Credit: ShapeUp African)
Grilled Red Mullet(Photo Credit: ShapeUp African)

Ingredients

  • 5 Red Mullet Fish
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ยผย thumb-size ginger
  • 1 African nutmeg (ehuru)
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 cilantro sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oilย 
  • ยฝย onion
  • ยฝย green bell pepper
  • ยฝย tomato
  • Seasoning cube

Spicy Grilled Fish โ€“ย Get Recipe Here

Spicy Grilled Fish(Photo Credit: The Food Ace Blog)
Spicy Grilled Fish(Photo Credit: The Food Ace Blog)

Ingredients

  • 7ย njangsa seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Foodace Pepper soup spice.
  • 1 Tbsp smokey sauce
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • Sea salt
  • ยผ teaspoon freshly ground black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoonsย Maggi Liquid seasoning.

Cameroon Roasted Fish โ€“ย Get Recipe Here

Cameroon Roasted Fish(Photo Credit: African nutrition TV)
Cameroon Roasted Fish(Photo Credit: African nutrition TV)

Ingredients

  • 3ย large freshย fishย of choice, gutted
  • 1 stalkย leeks
  • handfulย eachย ofย basil,ย flat & curlyย leafย parsley
  • 8ย garlicย cloves
  • 2ย tspย white pepper
  • 2ย Tbspย Njangsa/Akpi
  • 2 โ€“ 3ย nutsย pebe/ehuru
  • 1ย onion
  • thumb-sized aridan/dawo
  • thumb-sizeย ginger
  • Saltย and bouillonย cubeย to taste
  • 1ย habanero pepperย (optional)

Grilled Croaker Fish โ€“ย Get Recipe Here

Cameroon Roasted Fish(Photo Credit: Nigerian Lazy Chef)
Cameroon Roasted Fish(Photo Credit: Nigerian Lazy Chef)

Ingredients

  • 4-6 pieces of croacker, tilapia, or cat fish
  • 2-3 fingers of cayenne or habanero peppers (optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • A handful of parsley (optional)
  • 1 knob of raw ginger
  • 2 tsps oil
  • Bouillon
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 large tomato (sliced)
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tsps vinegar
  • salt to taste

Spicy Grilled Fish โ€“ย Get Recipe Here

Spicy Grilled Fishย (Photo Credit: Sisi Jemimah)
Spicy Grilled Fishย (Photo Credit: Sisi Jemimah)

Ingredients


Whole Grilled Mackerel โ€“ย Get Recipe Here

Whole Grilled Mackerel(Photo Credit: Immaculate Bites)
Whole Grilled Mackerel(Photo Credit: Immaculate Bites)

Ingredients

  • 2-3ย Whole Mackerelย about 11/2 โ€“ 2 Pounds each
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3-4ย fresh lemons
  • 2ย Tbspย minced garlic
  • 1 -1ยฝย Tbspย minced ginger
  • 1-2ย tspย minced basil
  • 2ย tspsย or more Chicken Bouillon Powder or Maggieย such as knorr (optional)

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