Tikka-style fish

Tikka-style fish

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 16 mins


Serves 6
Perfect for the barbecue - but don't let that stop you using the oven if the typical English weather arrives - use whichever fish you prefer

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal266
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.67g
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  • 2 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely grated or crushed
  • 2 whole sea bream or red snapper (about 900g/2lb each) or 6 fish steaks like tuna
  • 6 tbsp plain yogurt



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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 tsp turmeric



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  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 3 tsp cumin seed


  1. Slash the skin of the whole fish, if using, on each side with a sharp knife. Mix the ginger and garlic, season with salt, then rub all over the fish.

  2. Mix the yogurt with the oil, spices and seasoning. Use to coat the fish inside and out, then chill until ready to cook.

  3. TO BARBECUE: Cook straight on the rack (or on foil if you are afraid of it sticking) for 6-8 mins each side for the whole fish, or 3-4 mins for the tuna steaks. Cooking time will depend on how hot your barbecue is when you start.

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13th Jul, 2019
This was a nice recipe which I think could work with any white fish (I used Pollock fillets). I used a griddle pan instead of a bbq and I served it with the indian salad also on bbc goodfood.
21st May, 2015
So good!
21st Nov, 2012
I love spicy food but this was just a quick fix and all it did was spoil the fish that would have tasted nicer on its own.
11th May, 2012
wasnt as nice as it sounds
22nd Feb, 2012
We like a strong a flavour....by mistake we added the garlic & ginger to the yoghurt as well as adding to fish...out of this world!
28th Jun, 2011
Great, easy recipe, cooked in foil in the oven and served with Indian Summer Salad - delicious.
8th Jun, 2011
I made this today with a whole rainbow trout. I wrapped it in foil and baked it in the oven for about 20 mins, gas Mark 4 (I think!) it was delicious, so good in fact I wish I'd bought 2 fish!! I WILL be making this again.
26th Apr, 2011
Did this with tuna steaks and it was lovely.
17th Feb, 2011
Used 2 x 500g whole Red Snappers, cooked under the grill for 7 minutes either side, served with tomato, cucumber, red onion and coriander salad. Absolutely delicious but Snapper is very boney!
27th Oct, 2009
This was delicious. I used whole trout and cooked it under the grill and it was fab


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