Vis Island Croatia
On the Island of Vis Croatia we embraced a life of simplicity. Our Airbnb host Jaško grew tomatoes, herbs and zucchini in his vegetable plot and welcomed us with a bag of lemons fresh from the tree.
Another day we were presented with a plate of fritters, made from a zucchini which had grown into a plump 30cm long monster. We learned that these huge zucchinis make the best fritters.
Food to Love in Croatia
Grilled Blue Fish on Vis Island
Jaško wanted to show us how to grill Blue fish, a small breed of Mackerel not found in Australia. The whole process was simplicity itself. If you ever get a chance to try these taste bombs, then grab it with both hands.
The fishing boats tie up down in the port with beautifully fresh fish. There is a fish market nearby.
How to grill Blue Fish
Make the Fire
Grape vine trimmings and newspaper produce a fire which burns down quickly. I’m fairly certain the vines add flavour to the fish as well.
Arrange fish on the grill and brush with olive oil
Use home made olive oil of course.
Home made wine – the perfect accompaniment.
Rake the glowing embers into a shape ready to receive the grill. The grill legs keep the fish the correct distance above the coals.
Flip the grill and within minutes juices sizzle and an out of this world good smell fills the air.
Place fish on Serving Platter and drizzle with extra olive oil.
Our favourite fish meal from our Ten Weeks in Europe 2015.
What to serve with grilled blue fish.
It is astounding how well a simple side dish of cooked roughly mashed potato, zucchini, olive oil and garlic, served at warm room temperature compliments the grilled fish. Surely one of the easiest and best Croatian recipes?
At home in Queensland we don’t usually eat fish like this, but after tasting them on our Vis Island grill we were hooked.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL EXPERIENCE WHEN TRAVELLING AND WHAT WILL YOUR CHRISTMAS BE LIKE?
MERRY CHRISTMAS. THIS WEEK I’VE ALSO LINKED TO CORINNE AND JIM’S WEEKEND TRAVEL INSPIRATION AT REFLECTIONS ENROUTE.