As promised, this week we are going to feature some of our favourite fish marinades. Unlike steak, the majority of fish dishes need that little something extra to make them sing. That’s where a good marinade comes in.
Just a few ingredients can completely transform a meal from something ordinary into something extraordinary. Here at The Stone Grill, we’re all about the extraordinary, especially when it comes to flavour. So try one of these marinades yourself the next time you’re having fish, they will change the way you view seafood forever!
Balsamic seafood marinade
100ml balsamic vinegar
100ml white wine
Handful of chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
2-4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
150ml extra virgin olive oil
Add everything but the oil into a food processor and blitz. Add the oil slowly until you have a nice blend. Then marinade the fish for an hour turning a couple of times.
Lemon soy marinade
75ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
75ml extra virgin olive oil
This is a similar marinade to the balsamic but with an Asian twist. Add everything but the oil into a food processor, blitz and gradually add the oil until you have a smooth paste. Marinade the fish for an hour turning a couple of times.
Caper and green herb marinade
1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
handful fresh basil leaves
handful fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves
1/2 tsp. fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon capers, any size
4 garlic cloves, peeled
250ml extra virgin olive oil
This fish marinade contains a few more ingredients but the process is much the same. Add the onion, herbs, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and capers to a food processor and blitz. Add the olive oil and season to taste.
Sesame, soy and ginger marinade
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 spring onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh root ginger
120ml soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
Toast the sesame seeds for a couple of minutes until lightly browned, then add them to the sugar, spring onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Put all ingredients into a bowl or freezer back and place the fish inside. Leave for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before cooking.
Like the steak marinades we covered last week, there are hundreds of great marinades for fish. These are just the tip of the iceberg but will set you on the path of great tasting fish.
If you want to experience fish on a complete other level, make a reservation at The Stone Grill today!