How to Keep Fish from Sticking to the Grill
I am a bit overdue for a kitchen tip, but I think this one will more than make-up for that. I have read articles about the perfect spatula or fish chamber used to flip fish on a grill. I have read tips about cooking fish on a sheet of tin foil directly on the grill. I have even heard people vow that they will never cook fish on the grill due to the recurring problem of fish sticking to the blankety-blanking grill! . However, once you use this simple method, you won't need any special tools. You can cook fish on the grill again. And you can do so with a Tibetan sense of calm.
The secret weapon-- a Russet potato! That's right, a cut Russet potato is all you need. Just before you are ready to place the fish on the grill, give the grill grates a really good rubbin' with the cut side of a potato. I know you are thinking, "How in the world is this going to keep the fish from sticking?!" You see, the starch from the potato creates a film that prevents the fish from sticking. Brilliant!
Now, if you want to try out this new method-- stay tuned for the grilled salmon recipe. It's a simple and delicious take on preparing a perfect, pink piece of fish.
Oh, don't waste that potato either. Finish cooking it on the grill or trim off the grilled end and throw it in a pot of water and simmer until just cooked through. Then use it in meatballs, mashed potatoes, hash browns, or potato pancakes.
Source: The Foster's Market Cookbook, by Sara Foster