I recently enjoyed two interviews on the Faith Middleton show on NPR. “Karen Lee’s Marinade for Fish” first aired on June 15. The show’s recording is available here, as well as the recipe – wonderful on any kind of fish you like.
- Click the title below to start the audio.
- To find Karen’s segment in the audio clip, start the audio and then click on the gray bar until you find the spot labeled 13:00 minutes.
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- A few sprigs of fresh rosemary, tarragon or thyme
- Marinate no more than 2 hours.
- Baste the fish in the marinade a few times during those 2 hours.
- Heat a grill for 10 minutes if it is a gas grill. If it is a charcoal grill, then just let the fire burn down for 20 or so minutes.
- Crunch up a piece of paper towel and dip it in pure olive oil or peanut oil.
- Take a pair of tongs and go over the grill with the oil soaked paper towel.
- Put the fish on the grill immediately after and don’t move it for 3 – 5 minutes.
- Whatever it takes to establish a crust then flip it. Grill for another 30 seconds.
- Remove from grill with a wide spatula using a jiggling motion (so as not to leave any of the crust on the grill).
- Put on a plate and drizzle with olive oil, a little lemon juice and sprinkling of salt.