Greek Grilled Fish Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 servings


  •     For Grilled Fish:
  • 2 small-medium whole yellowtail snapper (or other snapper or striped bass), scales removed and gutted
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon slices
  • Fresh oregano
  • Fresh thyme
  •     For Greek Salsa:
  • 1/2 cup grape (or cherry) tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 calamata olives, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to cook Greek Grilled Fish:
  • Heat a grill to very high - about 500°F (260°C).
  • Rinse the fish under running cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Rub the fish with kosher salt and drizzle with olive oil inside and out.
  • Stuff each cavity with a few sliced lemons, a sprig or two of oregano and thyme.
  • With a sharp knife, make a several diagonal slashes on top side of each fish, maybe every 2-inch or so.
  • Place each fish directly onto the grill and cook each side for about 6 minutes (I like to cover the grill to help the fish roast a bit more).
  • While the fish cooks, make the Greek Salsa.
  • After chopping all the ingredients, mix everything in a small bowl and allow everything to marry together before serving with the fish.
  • Serve the Greek grilled fish with salsa and garnish with additional whole olives and few sliced lemons.
  • For a side dish I had mashed potatoes with spinach and Greek salad.
  •     Enjoy!
Greek Grilled Fish recipe
Greek Grilled Fish recipe
Greek Grilled Fish recipe


The Greek Grilled Fish very easy to cook and very tasty too!
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins


If you don't have access to a grill, simply heat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and place the fish in a roasting pan (atop a rack, if you have one). Roast for about 12-15 mins and you're good to go.

This recipe for Greek Grilled Fish serves/makes: 2 servings

The Greek Grilled Fish recipe and the pictures are adopted from Eduard Makarov.

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

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