Whole Grilled Striped Bass



Makes 3 to 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Stand: 15 Minutes


1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 (1 1/2-pound) whole striped bass or other whole fish, cleaned
1 lemon, sliced
1 large handful fennel fronds or sprigs of other herbs, such as thyme and oregano
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Lemon wedges
Olive oil


1. Whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil and next 5 ingredients; set aside.

2. Stuff the cavity of the fish with lemon slices and fennel fronds. Secure with wooden picks.

3. Place fish in large shallow pan; pour marinade over fish, turning to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.

4. Dust fish evenly on both sides with flour. Grill fish on oiled grates over high heat (450°-500°), turning halfway through cooking time, approximately 10 minutes per inch of thickness or until the flesh separates easily from the bones but is still moist. Serve with lemon wedges and olive oil.