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Grilled opah with asparagus
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Grilled opah and asparagus with lemon sauce

Grilled opah has a mild and buttery flavor. It takes only 20 minutes to have this grilled fish and vegetables plate ready for dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled opah
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 2 6 oz opah fillets
  • 2 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the lemon sauce

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of a quarter of a lemon
  • a pinch of salt


  • Preheat your grill and oil the grates.
  • Use 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and salt and pepper to season the fillets on both sides.
  • Coat the asparagus with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Set up the grill for direct cooking and place asparagus directly on the grill over medium heat, let it cook for 4 - 5 minutes.
    grilled asparagus eaten with grilled opah
  • After asparagus has been cooked for 4 - 5 minutes, turn the asparagus to cook the other side. Place the opah fillets on the other side of the grill over medium high heat. Let the fillets cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
    grilled opah
  • After the opah has been cooked for 2 - 3 minutes or until it releases itself easily from the grill, flip and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove both opah and asparagus from the grill, drizzle the lemon sauce all over and enjoy.
    grilled opah with asparagus

Prepare the lemon sauce

  • Mixed juice of 1/4 of a small lemon with 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a tiny bit of salt thoroughly to combine. Adjust with more salt and lemon juice to your liking.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1715IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 5mg