Grilled Striped Bass with Garlic and Basil Print Email

2 pounds striped bass fillet
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 sauce boat on the side. Serves 4. - Legal Sea Foods Cook Book 1988