Smoked Black Bass

120 mins (prep 120)
10 ingredients
makes 8 servings
It's always exciting to find a cooking method that has a dramatic effect on the flavor of your food, and this technique certainly fits the bill. Black bass, liberally seasoned with garlic, olive oil, and lime, is wrapped in layers of water-soaked paper, then buried under hot coals.

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  • 1 (10-lb) bag hardwood charcoal
  • 4 large brown-paper grocery bags, opened flat (at least 37 by 17 inches)
  • 3 (38- by 18-inch) sheets unglazed butcher paper
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions (white and pale green parts only), finely chopped
  • 2 (2- to 2 1/2-lb) whole black bass or sea bass, cleaned and scales removed
  • 1 lime, halved
  • special equipment: a 22-inch-wide kettle grill; a chimney starter; grilling mitts; 2 long sturdy metal grilling spatulas
  • accompaniment: lime wedges


Serving Size (8.15 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 50.58 Calories from Fat 50.13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.57g 68.51%
Saturated Fat 0.77g 30.98%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 358.5mg 119.5%
Total Carbohydrate 0.39g 1.05%
Dietary Fiber 0.16 g 4.99%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.06g 1.02%
Vitamin A 3.37IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.01mg% Iron 0.09mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, chopped fresh cilantro, large garlic cloves, a, special equipment, long, lime wedges, accompaniment