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Barbequed Whole Fish With Avocado, Bananas & Garlic

3.2/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Serves: 4 persons
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Ready in: 12-15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Barbequed Whole Fish With Avocado, Bananas & Garlic

The Brazilians love avocado but not how you might think. They like to eat it with sugar or something sweet. While in Brazil I had an avocado smoothie for breakfast, sweetened with sugar, it was really quite good. With that in mind, here is a dish using local fresh fish with stuffed, banana, garlic and honey avocado.


  • 1 kg whole fish, scaled and pre gutted, fins also removed with a pair of sharp scissors
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 springs coriander
  • 2-3 spring onions, whole
  • 4 slices fresh lime or lemon
  • For the Avocado, Bananas & Garlic
  • 1 medium ripe banana, sliced into 1cm pieces 
  • 4 tbsp runny honey
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley
  • juice of 3 large limes
  • 2 large ripe avocados

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Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone. Cut a small sliver off the bottom so they sit upright nice and securely.

Score across and lengthways – don’t cut all the way to the skin.

Heat the honey; do not burn, then sauté the banana with a little salt until nicely coloured and slightly soft.

Add the chopped garlic, a little parsley, some seasoning and a touch of lime juice
Cook the fish over the barbeque - the golden rule is to make sure the bars and fish are well oiled and then sprinkled with a little salt and pepper.

Stuff the coriander, rosemary and the spring onion into the side of the fish.

Pop the fish on the barbeque - it will take about 5 to 6 minutes on each side.

Fill the halved avocados with the banana mixture and top with large flakes of the barbequed fish.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a little olive oil.

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