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

5 5

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.

5 5

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.

5 5

Yummy! Cilantro and ginger are two of my favorite seasonings, so I knew that this recipe would be a winner. Quick and easy to put together with lots of flavor. I used thick Ahi tuna steaks which I marinated for about 5 hours. I used a Persian lime infused olive oil which complimented the citrus of the lemon. I grilled this on my barbeque in a grilling basket. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Made for ZWT 9 Caribbean for The Apron String Travelers.