This recipe showcases Opah’s mild and sweet, yet rich flavor. The simple chutney serves as a great compliment to the fish; very bright, flavorful and fresh but not over powering.  

Serves 2


  • 2-6oz pieces of Opah
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1-2 clove of garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup of basil
  • 1/3 cup of mint leaves
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil plus a little extra to rub on fish
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine scallions, garlic and salt in a food processor and blend until everything is minced up. 

  2. Add in basil, mint, and parsley and pulse until it’s all minced down (you may have to do this in batches).

  3. Add olive oil and blend until it’s all combined.  Then add water, lemon juice and honey.

  4. Give it a taste…does it need more salt?  Maybe a little more water?  You decide!! Once you’ve got it right set it aside while you grill up your fish.

  5. Pre-heat your grill on high for about ten minutes.

  6. Rub each piece of fish with a little olive oil and then season with salt and pepper.

  7. Place fish on a pre heated medium high grill and allow to cook about four to five minutes on each side or until cooked thru. 

  8. Top with chutney and enjoy!

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