Grilled Bass with Cabbage Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This weeknight grilled fish dinner is perfect for when the end of summer meets early fall. Striped bass is simply grilled and served with a crunchy cabbage slaw that's loaded up with sweet apples, walnuts and a lemon-honey dressing. Just what you need when the warm weather starts to get a little cooler!



  1. Preheat a grill to medium high. Whisk the lemon juice and honey in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup olive oil. Add the cabbage, apple, walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Toss until well coated.
  2. Blot the fish dry with paper towels, then score the skin at 3/4-inch intervals, cutting about 1/4 inch into the flesh to prevent the fish from curling when cooked. Cut the fish into 4 equal pieces. Season all over with salt, pepper and the paprika. Brush the skin of the fish with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Oil the grill grates. Add the fish to the grill, skin-side down, and gently press with a spatula. Grill until the skin is crisp and the fish is cooked about halfway up the side, about 5 minutes, rotating the fish if it starts to flare up. Flip the fish and continue grilling until just cooked through, about 3 more minutes.
  4. Add the parsley to the cabbage salad; season with salt and pepper. Divide the salad among plates, top with the fish and serve with lemon wedges.

Cook’s Note

Leave the skin on your fish! It’s full of nutrients — plus it gets nice and crisp on the grill.