Grilled Fish with Citrus Pearl Sauce Recipe

Grilled Fish with Citrus Pearl Sauce Recipe

How To Make Grilled Fish with Citrus Pearl Sauce

The humble grilled fish is spruced up with a sweet and tart sauce made of the juices and pearls of oranges, grapefruit, and lime.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2navel oranges
  • 1grapefruit
  • 1lime
  • 4pompano
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1tbspbutter,cold, unsalted


  1. Using a sharp knife, peel 1 of the oranges, removing all of the bitter white pith, then cut in between the membranes to release the sections. Using a fork, gently break up the sections into pearls.

  2. Repeat with 2 sections of the grapefruit to yield 2 tablespoons of pearls, and with the lime to yield 1 tablespoon of pearls.

  3. Juice the remaining orange and grapefruit to yield half a cup each of juice.

  4. In a small skillet, simmer the orange and grapefruit juices over moderately high heat for 10 minutes until reduced by half.

  5. Brush the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Grill over a hot fire until just cooked through, 3 minutes per side for pompano or mackerel, 5 minutes for halibut.

  7. Transfer to plates.

  8. Bring the reduced juice to a boil and add the citrus pearls.

  9. Remove from the heat and whisk in the 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then the butter.

  10. Season with salt.

  11. Spoon over the fish and serve.


  • Calories: 1235.55kcal
  • Fat: 70.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.84g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.10g
  • Fiber: 3.29g
  • Sugar: 10.56g
  • Protein: 127.12g
  • Cholesterol: 347.63mg
  • Sodium: 1942.18mg
  • Calcium: 205.19mg
  • Potassium: 2845.80mg
  • Iron: 4.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 306.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 65.89mg
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