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Striped Bass with Classic Salsa Verde

Striped Bass with Classic Salsa Verde

Sunset JUNE 2009

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Classic Salsa Verde, made without avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves, plus more for seasoning fish
  • 2 small butterflied striped bass or trout with bones and heads removed
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds).

2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, stir salsa with basil and 1 tbsp. mint. Season fish all over with olive oil, salt, pepper, and mint to taste. Set each fish skin-down on a double sheet of well-oiled foil.

3. Grill fish on foil about 3 minutes over a hot fire. Spoon salsa onto 2 plates and carefully slide fish off of foil onto salsa.

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