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  • READY IN 30 mins

Surf and Turf - Gulf Coast Style

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"This is by far the best way to grill fish for a most remarkable and satisfying taste. Using a square closeable fish basket, place fish filets between layers of bacon and Vidalia onions and grill until done. Trust me, you can not make enough once your friends taste it...."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Open fish basket, or similar wire cooking basket and line one side with strips of bacon, leaving a 1/2 inch 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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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins

Footnotes

  • Caution
  • Do not close grill or leave unattended. Grease from the bacon will drip down, and may cause flare-ups.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 09, 2005

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 allrecipes.com) which was a perfect pairing. YUM! We'll definately make again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 21, 2006

Didn't like this cooking method at all; either bacon was undercooked or fish was dry. I think it woould be much better baked in a foil pouch as another cook suggested.

 
Jul 18, 2004

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.

 
Jan 25, 2004

This is one of my more requested recipes with my family. So quick, so easy, so YUMMY!

 
Jul 20, 2005

My family and I love this recipe and have passed it on to friends. We will definitely make this again and again. I am glad you shared this recipe.

 
Oct 01, 2011

This one is diff. a keeper! The bacon flavor gives it that extra special touch. Will most certainly make this again.

 
Aug 26, 2005

I used 6 cod fillets and it was delicious! We had a surf and turf dinner with friends and this was excellent! This recipe is a keeper!

 
Oct 15, 2011

You know what you get when you combine a grill, a fish basket and 1 pound of bacon? A grease fire. Bacon was burnt on one side and raw on the other. The fish was raw, had to remove fish from basket and put directly on the grill. Bacon was inedible. Not the best recipe to try. Red Snapper was delicious though.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 649 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 52.7 g
  • 81%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 36.9 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 1034 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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