Basil-Marinated Fish Recipe
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Basil-Marinated Fish Recipe

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Combined with oil, a sprinkling of other herbs and a little zesty lemon peel, basil vinegar and makes a delightfully mild and pleasant marinade for orange roughy or halibut.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup Basil Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon each chopped, fresh basil, thyme, oregano and parsley or 1 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme, oregano and parsley flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 orange roughy fillets or halibut fillets (1 pound)

Nutritional Facts

1/2 each: 145 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, oil, herbs, garlic, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Add fillets; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning once or twice.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill fillets, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil-Marinated Fish in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p50

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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ClaudiaMarlene User ID: 3904556 204215
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"Buenisimo!!! As we say in Mexico!!"

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