Healthy Grilled Herbed Fish

"A little dish I created a couple of years back. Extremely healthy. The fish turns out really moist, and the juice is out of this world. I usually add a little more garlic, but I am CRAZY about garlic. Has become such a staple with my family that it is requested for at least once a month. Don't worry about adding any salt, I personally feel that it isn't needed. The herbs and juices mixed together makes it all natural and tasty enough. But if you feel some salt is lacking, just sprinkle a little before digging in. ENJOY!"
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  • Cut a piece of tin foil big enough to wrap round the fish twice.
  • Brush the middle portion of foil with olive oil.
  • (Where the fish will sit on top) Place the fish fillet on top of the greased foil.
  • Rub ginger juice into fish.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of pepper on top of fillet.
  • Spread the Oregano and Basil evenly over the top of fillet.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped garlic over the top of herbs.
  • Rest the tomato slices on top.
  • Arrange the Onion rings over the fillet.
  • Squeeze the juice of both the orange and the lemon over the whole fillet.
  • Grate the zest of both the orange and lemon on the top.
  • Wrap up the fish with all the ingredients in the foil.
  • Place the envelope in the grill and grill at 400F for 20 minutes.
  • Turn the grill off and let it sit in the grill for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove the envelope, cut an "X" on the top, place on plate and serve.

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  1. This must be the "BEST" grilled fish till date that I've ever made. I made this the same day it was posted! I used 250gms of King Fish(cut into bite-sized pieces), 1 small tomato(peeled and finely chopped), 1 clove garlic(peeled and finely chopped), 1 small onion (peeled and chopped), 1 inch ginger(paste of), a generous pinch of black pepper, juice of one orange(freshly squeezed- thanks to my Citrus juicer!), juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 tbsp. oregano, 1/4 tbsp. basil, 1 tsp. oil, a pinch of red food colour, 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder, 3/4 tsp. red chilli powder and 1 1/4 tsps. salt. I grilled the fish at 250C for 30 minutes and once done, I allowed the fish to sit in the grill for another 15 minutes. My brother who had come home tired from his hardware class, gobbled this down in 10 minutes and was so pleased with his lunch. He enjoyed this with hot rotis and white rice. My mom suggests serving this with naan as well, besides rice and rotis. Thank U so much for this excellent recipe. Will repeat it as often as I can. A thousand thanks for sharing this healthy-grilled-herbed fish.
  2. This was fantastic, wonderful, delightful...I could keep going, but let's just say I loved this recipe! I used freshwater fillets and no onions (don't really like them). I also left out the olive oil. I used fresh oregano and the blend of flavours was perfect. I will make this again many times. Thanks!
  3. We enjoyed this very much...easy & flavorful. We did put it on the bbq. Used opah tuna, which prob. wouldn't do again, but nice simple meal overall,
  4. I'm not confident cooking fish, but this recipe is not only easy to follow, but incredibly delicious. It tastes like something you'd get at a restaurant. I've made it with halibut, sea bass, tilapia, cod, turbot and a few other types of fish. I like it best with white fish vs. something oily and heavier like salmon. Thanks so much for submitting this dish. It's been in my regular rotation for several years now and I can't believe I haven't reviewed until now.
  5. I used cod for this recipe. The fish certainly turned out moist and flavorful. We will make these again. I couldn't find ginger juice and my local market was out of fresh ginger (Oh no!). Unfortunately I had to resort to dry ground ginger, but the next time we make these will be when the store has fresh ginger!


  1. Fabulous! I used tilapia and substituted ground ginger for the ginger juice. Otherwise, followed recipe exactly and it came out perfect.


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