Grilled Branzino

Grilled Branzino stuffed with lemon and herbs

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes



  • 1 1.5 kg whole Branzino
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small fresh organic lemons
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • Sea salt and Pepper to taste


  • 3 cups of purple long beans or long beans of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash and cut into interior center of fish allowing you to spread the fish apart more.
  2. Drizzle some olive oil all over exterior of fish.
  3. Also season outside of fish with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large pot of salted boiling water place the washed purple beans.
  5. Let the beans boil for about 15 minutes or until your desired tenderness is achieved.
  6. Take out of boiling water and rinse under cold water, then drain well in a colander.
  7. In a pan add oil and garlic, when the garlic starts to sizzle add in beans and toss well.
  8. Season with salt and pepper but remember beans were cooked in salted water so taste first.
  9. Saute for 10 minutes until well coated with olive oil and garlic.
  10. Place on a nice oval dish.
  11. Preheat barbecue to 400° F.
  12. Cut 1 lemon into rounds about 1/4 of a centimeter in thickness.
  13. Place fish on back side and spread open and season well with olive oil salt and pepper.
  14. Place in the thyme and parsley, along with the lemon rounds into the fish.
  15. Close fish and place on barbecue.
  16. Grill for about 10 minutes and watch for burning may have to move in another part of grill.
  17. Turn over and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  18. Remember fish is delicate so be careful and use a nice big spatula.
  19. Take fish off barbecue and place on top of beans
  20. Ready to serve
  21. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 2 servings
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