Grilled Striped Bass with Herb Butter

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Recipe reprinted from Delish! The J.W. Jackson Recipes by Philip Craig and Shirley Prada Craig.


  • Two to three pound striped bass fillet
  • Herb butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Herb Butter:

  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

Combine all ingredients to make herb butter. Makes about ¾ cup.


Sprinkle the bass with salt and pepper and place on well-greased grill at medium heat. Cover with herb butter mixture and cook under closed grill or aluminum foil tent, basting frequently with remaining herb butter mixture for 10-15 minutes per inch thickness of fish or until fish is flaky. Serve with remaining herb butter sauce. Serves six to eight.