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Grilled Striped Bass

Striped bass is also sold as striper; you can substitute it with other firm, white-flesh fish such as black sea bass, trout, or grouper. We serve the fillets over corn and clam chowder sauce, but they are also delicious on their own, with just a sprinkling of lemon juice.

  • servings: 4
Photography: QUENTIN BACON

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Few sprigs thyme or oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 fillets striped bass, skin on (about 6 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt
  • Fresh chives, cut into 3/4-inch lengths, for garnish (optional)
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine oil, lemon juice, thyme or oregano, garlic, and pepper in a large shallow bowl. Add fish to marinade, and turn to coat; cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator 30 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove fish from marinade, letting excess drip off. Place on grill, skin side down, and season with salt. Grill until skin is lightly browned and starting to crisp. Carefully turn fillets, and cook until well browned and cooked through (center will be opaque), 5 to 6 minutes. Garnish with chives and lemon wedges, if desired. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2002