Marinated Sea Bass With Cilantro and Ginger

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 10 mins

This is my favorite fish recipe. The combination of ginger and the cilantro is to die for. Just add some white rice and a rum punch and you'll think you're on a Caribbean vacation! Although the recipe says Sea Bass, you can use any mild flavored fish and have excellent results. I've tried this with grouper, snapper, mahi-mahi and cod. The recipe calls for 4 hours or marinating time, but I often only have about an hour - and it tastes great just the same! The recipe is from La Jolla Cooks, a fundraising cookbook for La Jolla Country Day School

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a shallow non-reactive container.
  2. Marinate fish in mixture for 4 hours, spooning some of the mixture over the fish.
  3. Grill fillets on the grill or on a hot griddle.
  4. Baste with marinade on both sides until fish is cooked. (Don't use marinade on COOKED fish).
Most Helpful

Very tasty, mild, delicate and buttery fish with subtle flavors of ginger and lemon. I only marinated it for two hours in fear the lemon would "cook" the fish as in ceviche, however, it still absorbed a nice flavor. I seared the skin in a skillet on the stove, and basted the fish with the marinade, then I finished it in the oven for a few minutes until done. Made for Mike and the Appliance Killers ZWT9.

PanNan August 09, 2013

Just delicious! I marinated for 2 1/2 hours, and this turned out great. I cut it down for 2 fillets, and think I should not have decreased the marinade as much. It didn't really cover the fish. That being said, I flipped my fish every 30 minutes, and made sure each side was covered and it turned out spectacular. I grilled it outside using a fish basket, and it took no time to prepare....easy and delicious! I love ginger, cilantro, and lemon and this recipe was perfect for me. I'll definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing. Made for Photo Tag!

breezermom March 24, 2013

One of the best fish recipes I have tried! Great flavor, but not overpowering. I used cod with lemon. I will try it again next week with sea bass and lime. This will go into regular rotation. Thanks for sharing a great recipe with us.

Pesto lover September 06, 2013