Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Delicious marinade for fish. Cook time is marinade time.
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
- 1 -3 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1⁄2 red onion, sliced very thin (1/2 cup)
- Combine oil, lemon juice, oregano, and garlic.
- Stir to blend well.
- Add onion slices.
- Pour over fish and marinade at least 30 minutes.
- Baste fish with marinade while grilling.
This is a really good marinade, but I would add some sea salt (to taste) and some freshly ground black pepper.
This was a mild-flavored marinade suitable for most any fish! When I seared the fish on high, a nice browned ("grilled") coating formed on the fish, and we liked that. DH and I thought it needed more flavor, so I sprinkled fish with some cajun seasoning after marinading it. Next time I will use half the olive oil to reduce calories, as it was more oily than necessary to keep the fish from sticking.
I picked this recipe for ZWT II, used it on grilled salmon last nite & it was pretty good. Using oregano & onion in a fish marinade was new for me, but worked very well. Marinades invite the user to suit their own tastes, so I admit I did. I reduced the olive oil to 1/4 cup & added lemon pepper seasoning salt + 1/4 cup Worcestershire for its smoky flavor we like so much. We make a light cream sauce using reserved marinades & this sauce was esp good! Thx.