Greek Grilled Whole Fish with Greens and Lemons
One of my favorite summer dishes is grilled fish on the BBQ. This doesn't call for a recipe , but take a look at the simple ingredients that I used and you decide. This is the perfect summer BBQ meal.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
Whole Fish
  • 2-4 whole fish, I used trout, or red snapper, black sea bass, branzino or any whole fish
  • About ¼ -1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 fresh lemons
  • salt and pepper
  • sprigs of fresh parsley or dill
  • 2-3 bunches of fresh swiss chard, dandelions, mustard greens, spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 2-3 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  1. I suggest you prepare the greens while the fish is cooking. Finish them off once the fish is resting.
Whole Fish
  1. Rinse and pat dry the fish.
  2. Lightly brush the fish with the olive oil on both sides.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stuff the fish with thinly sliced lemons and sprigs of parsley or dill.
  5. Squeeze 1-2 lemons on the fish.
  6. Place on an oiled medium-heat grill and cook for 10 minutes and cover.
  7. Turn and cover again for 10 minutes, or until flesh is opaque, and the skin is lightly charred.
  8. Carefully, lift the fish with one or two spatulas and onto the platter. Cover to keep warm.
  9. When ready to serve sprinkle with olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
  10. I placed a few halved lemons on the BBQ, to serve alongside the fish.
  1. Trim the stems of the tough greens and wash thoroughly.
  2. Place the greens in a large pot , add cold water and ½ teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer until the greens are tender.
  4. Drain and place in a bowl. Finish the greens with a sprinkle with olive oil, fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper.
Recipe by California Greek Girl at