Classic Greek Grilled Porgy Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 whole porgies (scup), about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds each , cleaned
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 whole lemon (one more could be for garnish)
  • 1 bunch of oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 bunch of parsley (for garnish)
How to cook Classic Greek Grilled Porgy:
  • Mince onion and garlic (or shallots, chives, leeks), fresh squeezed lemon and virgin olive oil with oregano, salt, pepper (you can add other spices to taste).
  • Beat it with a whisk
  • Preheat the grill for high heat as hot as possible. (You could use a broiler or you could bake in the oven, just use the hottest heat that is possible.)
  • Lather your fish up from head to toe with the above mixture (keep an extra in the cavity) and keep on basting while cooking about 7 to 10 minutes on each side, depending on size and degree of heat.
  • Save some mixture to use on fish after it's done.
  • Garnish with parsley and sliced lemon. Serve the Classic Greek Grilled Porgy immediately.
Classic Greek Grilled Porgy recipe


The Classic Greek Grilled Porgy is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.


Porgy, also known as scup, is a lean fish with a coarse texture and delicate flavor, consisting of a large family of fish found in temperate and tropical waters all over the world.

This recipe for Classic Greek Grilled Porgy serves/makes: 4 servings

The Classic Greek Grilled Porgy recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Porgy (more Porgy recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)
Cuisine: Greek (more Greek recipes)

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