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Lionfish with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise


  • 6 small lionfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 450° F .

Prepare Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and refrigerate.

Brush fillets with melted margarine. Lightly salt and pepper. Place in lightly greased baking dish. Bake until done, about 6 to 8 minutes. (Look at the size of the fillets to determine cooking time.) Place on serving dish and serve with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise.

Fresh Herb Mayonnaise:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, shallots, chives, parsley, basil and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Serve with hot fish.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor