Grilled Striped Bass with Garlic and Basil

Striped Bass tastes best with a simple sauce.


(Legal Sea Foods Cook Book 1988)

2 pounds striped bass filet
3 tablespoons oil
Juice of 1 lemon (fresh)
4-6 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons basil, finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper

Marinate the fish in the oil and lemon juice for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Grill for 10-15 minutes, turning once. The length of time depends upon the thickness of the fillet.
Heat the butter in a saucepan and stew the garlic for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not let it brown. Ad the basil and a dash of cayenne pepper. Remove the pan from the heat.
Either pour the garlic butter over the top of the fish just before serving, or serve it in a sauceboat on the side. (Serves 4)
This would be nice if I ever do catch a cod surfcasting in the winter!!

"Cod Fillets with Red Pepper and Onion"                    

1Tbs olive oil...1sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips...4thin slices red onion...1tsp minced garlic...1/2tsp dried oregano or 1tbs fresh...1 1b cod fillets, cut into 4 pieces...2Tbs fresh parsley...pepper

In non-stick saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add red pepper and saute for three minutes.  Separate onion into rings and add to pan along with the garlic and oregano; cook for 1 minute.  Push vegetables to edge of pan.  Add cod fillets; cover and cook for three minutes.  Turn fish; cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until fish is opaque.  Sprinkle fish with parsley; season with pepper to taste.  Spoon red pepper mixture over fish and serve.