Just reeled in a whopping fish and not sure the best way to enjoy it? Kerby Brown’s got an idea.


Nothing says summer like freshly caught and BBQed fish. Big wave surfer and Traeger Grills ambassador, Kerby Brown, has shared with us one of his favourite recipes for making an entire meal out of one delicious fresh fish. Hook in!



  • Whole fish (I’ve used Harlequin on this occasion, but you can use fish of your choice)
  • 100g soba noodles
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp finely chopped lemongrass
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 x tbsp chopped spring onions
  • 2 X tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 1 lime quartered
  •  ¼ cup chives / parsley
  • 100g butter
  • 1tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp fried shallots
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Optional seafood rub:

  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dill tips
  • 1 tsp crushed chilli
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp peach guandong (native)


1.  Gut and scale your fish then score lengthways across



2. Preheat your Traeger Ranger Pellet Grill to 230 degrees Celcius

3. Precook noodles and mix soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, and lime juice in a bowl and generously toss through noodles

4. Add chopped lemongrass and garlic to the noodle mix


5. Stuff fish cavity with noodles and tie up fish to hold noodles (optional)



6. Pat fish dry and apply olive oil and sea salt plus the seafood rub and make sure to rub liberally into fish

7. Carefully place fish directly onto your grill

8. In the meantime, mix melted butter and miso paste in a bowl

9. After 15 to 20 mins, squeeze lemon juice over the fish and baste with miso butter, then carefully turn the fish over and repeat on the other side (I like to keep basting as I go, keeping the fish moist, only turning once)



Please note! The cook time will vary on the size / type of your fish

10. Insert a fork to the bone, and if the meat pulls away easily you’ll know it’s ready

11. Carefully move your fish to a serving board

12. Drizzle with melted miso butter and squeeze lemon over the fish



13. Garnish with chopped chilli, chives, spring onions, coriander, lemongrass, fried shallots, and sesame seeds



14. Serve fish with soba noodles



Please note! You can add more of the soy sauce combo to the noodles before eating

Perfect for sharing, enjoy!


Photos thanks to Kerby Brown and Traeger Grills