Grilled Pancetta Wrapped Whole Fish with Herbs
4 whole fish, 1 lb. each, cleaned
salt and pepper
1 cup fresh herbs, like thyme, tarragon -- marjoram, etc
tablespoon olive oil
pancetta or bacon to wrap fish
Rinse fish and pat dry. Season to taste inside and out. Place fresh herbs inside
cavity of fish. Lightly oil both sides of fish.
Wrap seasoned, oiled fish with pancetta that is thinly sliced
Wrap fish loosely with the pancetta leaving head and tail
Set fish in center of cooking grate. Cover grill. Cook until
opaque, but still moist in thickest part (10 to 15 minutes).
Turn once during cooking. Remove from grill. Peel off top
layer of skin. Slide fish onto platter.
To serve slide a wide metal spatula between flesh and bones,
and lift out each portion.