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Lemon Pepper Grilled Fish

As I am on my way to finish all the fish recipes, here it is another one. I followed it from the already well-known book “Cooking for Two” , 1996,  writen by Richard Olney and Simon Wheeler. ;)) Is is an easy and fun recipe and I am sure you will like it too.

Lemon Pepper Grilled Fish

Serves 2


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 (about 700 g) whole firm white fish
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce (you can replace it with fish or soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (you can replace it with any cold-pressed high-temperature friendly oil)
  • 2 tsp seasoned pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 red pepper, finely chiopped


  • Using vegetable peeler, peel lemon rind very thinly, cut rind into thin strips (imo, you can also grate lemon rind and use it as such); you need 1 tbsp rind.
  • Make 3 cuts on each side of fish. Combine the 1 tbsp rind, juice, sauce, oil, seasoned pepper, garlic, sugar, mint and red pepper in bowl; mix well. Rub pepper mixture into both sides of fish, cover, refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Drain fish from marinade, reserve marinade. Place fish on wire rack in flameproof dish, grill until browned and tender. If your cooker doesn’t have a grill, you can always use a grill pan. Heat reserved marinade in pan, bring to boil, remove from heat, pour over fish. Serve with risoni and wild rice salad.

Enjoy your meal!

  • Recipe can be prepared 3 hours ahead.
  • Storage: Covered, in refrigerator.
  • Freeze: Not suitable.
  • Microwave: Not suitable.

Elena G