Paella-stuffed Striped Bass

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 54m
Ready In

Recipe: #42601

March 31, 2024

"You may need help in flipping the fish on the grill as it will be heavy! Recipe source: Cooking with Fire and Smoke cookbook."

Original is 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (531.4 g)
  • Calories 584.4
  • Total Fat - 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 318.1 mg
  • Sodium - 403.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 71.7 g
  • Calcium - 73.4 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Rinse the bass with water and then pat dry with paper towels. Open the fish and rub the flesh with the vodka. Close fish and refrigerate covered for 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before grilling.

Step 2

Preheat grill.

Step 3

In a large skillet over medium low heat melt the butter and then add the onions and cook, stirring for a few minutes. Stir in the garlic and saffron, cooking another minute. Stir in chorizos and the hot pepper and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato and cook another few minutes and then transfer the whole mixture to a large bowl adding in the rice, olives, thyme and parsley along with some salt and pepper.

Step 4

Spoon mixture into the cavity of the fish and then tie the fish with string very few inches so the stuffing will not fall out. You may need to use toothpicks in addition to the string. Brush fish with oil.

Step 5

If using presoaked wood chips or chunks (using the wood chips for a gas grill) sprinkle over hot coals or lava rocks and then brush the grid with oil.

Step 6

Place the stuffed bass on the grid. Cover-cook with vents 3/4 open over medium hot heat for 15 minutes. Using 2 spatulas and probably another person, flip the fish over -- you may need to push the fish to the center of the grill. Cover-cook for another 15 minutes or until the flesh flakes when pricked with fork.

Step 7

Using 2 spatulas and another person (helper) lift the fish onto a serving platter. Remove strings and toothpicks before serving.


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