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Lemon-Stuffed Grilled Branzino

Lemon-Stuffed Grilled Branzino

This grilled branzino is stuffed with lemon and herbs and cooked until the skin is browned and crispy to add even more flavor.


  • 4 (1-pound) whole branzino, scaled and gutted, heads and tails removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Parsley, finely chopped, for serving


  1. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Season the fish cavities with salt and pepper. Stuff each cavity with a thyme sprig, a bay leaf, and 2 lemon slices. Rub the outside of the branzino with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill the branzino over high heat, turning once, until browned and crisp and just cooked through, about 7 minutes per side. Serve right away, passing salt, lemon wedges, and parsley at the table.

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