We love grilled fish and it’s on the menu almost weekly in our home. Greek families eat fish all the time. We eat it at home or at the taverna, sushi places or fancy restaurants. We fry it, steam it, bake it and of course grill it. There is nothing more delicious and healthier than grilled fish.
The closest and easiest way to emulate the way Greek restaurants grill fish at home is to use your oven broiler. What is a broiler, we hear you ask. The broiler is the closest you can come to a grill with your oven. In fact in Europe, the setting is simply called Grill rather than broiler. For more information on US settings this is a great article from Bon Appetit.
Using your oven grill/broiler, a little bit of salt, a few drops of olive oil and some freshly squeezed lemon juice, your sea bream or sea bass turn into something out of this world.
Of course you can also fire up your BBQ but really, if you want an easy way and super quick way to grill fish often, without much ado, just for the family, this is the way to go. Just prepare your fish. We like to have our fishmonger – local or the one at our local super market prepare it. If you need instruction, check out this page from the Great British chefs. We add salt in and out and give it a brush of olive oil. They lay the fish in a baking dish. Better yet lay them on a rack. Put under the oven grill, let cook, turn and you are ready to go!!!
NOTES on your Grilled Fish
You should estimate you need around 300 – 350 gramms of fish per person for a main course serving, bones, head etc included