Ask Chef Nicole: Perfectly Grilled Fish

Nicole Straight

Chef Nicole Straight of Time to Eat! has all the answers when it comes to simple preparations for healthy delicious meals. This week she brings us a great recipe for Grilled Fish with Herbed Sauce. We used Branzino, but any white fish fillet will work just fine.

The key to enhancing the fresh taste of this beautiful dish is the use of herbs. Sure, if you have a garden, you can pick your own, but if herbs are out of season, you can still capture the summer fresh taste with frozen processed herbs (Here's Nicole's recipe). Of course, you can also swing by Trader Joes and grab their frozen herb cubes in a pinch. Enjoy Chef Nicole's "How to make perfectly grilled fish".

Watch chef Nicole's step-by-step video below for additional tips and tricks.

Grilled fish with Herbed Sauce

2 filets with skin

2 cubes or 1 Tbs. frozen or processed garlic

2 cubes or 1 Tbs. frozen or processed basil

pinch of kosher salt and pepper

3 Tbs. olive oil

1 lemon, cut into 4 slices

3-4 scallions

Preheat grill to high. Rub a little olive oil on each side of the filets. While the grill heats, combine garlic, basil, salt, pepper and olive oil. Sauce should be thin enough to pour with a spoon. Lay the fish, flesh side down first on the grill, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the fish, lay lemon slices atop each filet and add scallions to the grill. Cover and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

Remove fish, lemon slices and scallions from the grill and place on a plate. Generously spoon herb sauce atop fish and serve.