By soaking whole fish in salted water before it’s grilled, chef Scott Conant keeps the flesh moist and ensures crispy skin. Slideshow: More Grilled Fish Recipes 

Scott Conant
September 2015

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© Christina Holmes

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cover the fish with cool water. Generously salt the water and let stand for 1 hour at room temperature. Drain the fish and pat dry.

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  • Light a grill to medium and oil the grate. Rub the fish with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season lightly with salt. Grill, turning once, until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a platter, drizzle with the remaining olive oil and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Try this flaky white fish with a crisp, lemony white wine.