Bluefish with Lemon and Mint Leaves

Bluefish… Long Island and bluefish… they just go together like Vegas and showgirls although if anybody offers you a recipe for showgirls with lemon and mint leaves… stop talking to them.

  • 1 1/2 pound bluefish fillets
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Whisk together the garlic, oil, lemon juice and zest, toss in a pinch of sea salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the chopped mint leaves. Add the fish and coat the fillets thoroughly. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.

Transfer the fillets to a shallow baking dish. Pour a bit of the marinade over the fillets and pop the into a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.

I like to serve this on a bed of couscous, and there is a whole lot of things you can do to accent your common couscous, but that’s another recipe.

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