With BBQ season now well and truly under way, Western & Oriental Travel want to share some of our favourite BBQ recipes from around the world with you, so you can have a taste of the exotic before jetting off for some well-deserved R&R this summer.


Country: Maldives

Recipe: Fihunu Mas Badhige (Maldives Grilled Fish)

Description: Maldivian food revolves largely around fish (mas), and draws heavily from both Sri Lankan and south Indian cuisines. Dishes are often hot, spicy and flavoured with coconut. Fihunu Mas Badhige is a popular Maldivan dish which is made from grilled fish. A must try on your Maldives holiday.


Your choice of medium size fish (tuna or reef fish)
2oz dried chilli
1oz onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
2 curry leaves
1 tsp black peppercorns
Salt to season


1. Make sure the fish is whole, gutted, had the scales removed and fillet sliced to the bone.
2. Blend the rest of the ingredients to a smooth thick paste.
3. Pierce the fish on to a large skewer and fill the slits made on the fish with the spice mixture.
4. Cook on BBQ until both sides are done.
Enjoy your delicious Fihunu Mas Badhige dish.