Stuffed Bass Grill Recipe

I came across this recipe via & fell in love ❤️. So, I am sharing it with you. I hope to make this during one of our camping adventures this summer. 

Lime-And-Cilantro-Stuffed Black Bass

The stuffing can be varied easily. Try lemon with tarragon, or orange with rosemary.

Prepare grill for medium-high heat; oil grate. Season bass inside and out with salt and pepper. Stuff bass with half of cilantro and half of lime slices; tie closed with kitchen twine, spacing 2" apart (this will hold the stuffing in and make it easier to turn fish on the grill).

Grill bass undisturbed until skin is charred and crisp and flesh of bottom fillet is flaky and opaque, 6–10 minutes, depending on size of fish.

Place a metal spatula underneath bass and brace with tongs on top for support, then lift and gently roll it over onto the other side. Cook until flesh of other fillet is flaky and opaque, 6–10 minutes. If a small knife or a tester slides easily into the thickest part of flesh, fish is done.

Line a platter with remaining cilantro and lime slices. Place bass on top and remove twine. (Or transfer to a cutting board if you want to fillet first.)


1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for grill

1 1½–2-pound whole black bass or branzino, cleaned

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 bunch cilantro, divided

1 lime, thinly sliced, seeds removed, divided

Recipe from Recipe by Alison Roman

Photograph by Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott
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