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Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and the Ambler Farmers’ Market – Fish Edition

 

Memorial Day Weekend – the unofficial kick-off to the Summer! With this weekend, many of us will be congregating around a barbecue, grilling up our Memorial Day meals. We at the Ambler Farmers’ Market take pride in the fact that we can be a one-stop shop for everything you need for your Memorial Day eatin’.

One thing we have this year for the first time is fresh caught fish. Shore Catch, our resident fish vendor, will be providing a wide variety of sumptuous seafood that you can flex your grilling skills on and impress your family and friends. You’ve never grilled fish before you say? Paranoid about the outcome of dinner with your in-laws tapping their feet in the dining room? Well worry not, market patron. Not only does the Ambler Farmers’ Market provide you with the means, we also will provide you with the method.

Here are some sure fire methods (ha ha) to grill up some delicious fish eatin’ this Memorial Day Weekend. Obviously, the first thing you have to do is come to market on Saturday and get the fish. We will be awaiting your arrival!

Grilling “Steak Fish” – Fish that you would refer to as a “Steak” – Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi-Mahi

  • Preheat your grill on High heat for 10 minutes. Make sure the grill is clean and coated lightly with vegetable oil
  • Grill the steak for 1 to 3 minutes or until the color changes at about a quarter of the way up from the bottom, Flip and brush the cooked side with olive oil. Cook another 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Flip again and cook another 1 to 2 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees. Remove from grill and let it rest for a minimum of 2 minutes.

Grilling “Flaky-Type Fish” – Fish that flakes apart, not as tough as “Steak Fish” – Cod, Flounder, Haddock

  • Preheat your grill on High for 10 minutes. Cover the grill surface with foil. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and season to your liking. Reduce Heat to Medium
  • Add fish to foil, grill for 1 to 3 minutes or until color changes at about a quarter of the way from the bottom. Flip and brush cooked side with olive oil.
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees. Remove from grill and let it rest for a minimum of 2 minutes.

Grilling a Whole Fish

  • Preheat grill on High for 10 minutes. Place the whole fish on a single piece of foil. Make 3 cuts diagonally across each side of the fish, roughly a 1/4 inch deep.
  • Season as desired – salt. pepper, lemon slices, herbs, etc
  • Cover with another piece of foil, crimping edges. Reduce heat to medium and grill, uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes. After internal temperature reaches 130 degrees, remove from grill and let rest for a minimum of 2 minutes.

So there you have it! No matter how you cook it, it all adds up to YUM! See you at market!

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