Easy Grilled Turbot Recipe with Lemon, Olive Oil, and Salt

The delicious Turbot pictured here was prepared by one of our amazing Four Star customers and home chefs, Sean O.

Sean tells us ... "Grilled turbot with just a little lemon, olive oil and salt…tasty, delicate and moist!"

You can also enjoy tasty, delicate, and moist Turbot at home.

Inspired by Sean's cooking adventures, below is a recipe from our Four Star chefs to help you recreate this seafood masterpiece in your very own kitchen.


  • 2 fresh turbot fillets (about 6-8 ounces each)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Turbot Fillets:

    • Start by ensuring that the turbot fillets are clean and patted dry with paper towels. This will help the fillets achieve a nice sear when grilled.
  2. Preheat the Grill:

    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If using a charcoal grill, allow the coals to become hot and covered with white ash. If using a gas grill, preheat to medium-high heat (about 400-450°F/200-230°C).
  3. Prepare the Lemon-Olive Oil Marinade:

    • In a small bowl, zest the lemon and then juice it. Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil. Mix well. This will be your simple and flavorful marinade.
  4. Marinate the Turbot:

    • Place the turbot fillets on a plate or in a shallow dish. Drizzle the lemon-olive oil marinade over the fillets, ensuring they are evenly coated. Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Allow the turbot to marinate for about 10-15 minutes at room temperature. This short marination time helps infuse the fish with flavor without over-marinating and altering its delicate texture.
  5. Prep the Grill Grates:

    • Brush the grill grates with a bit of oil to prevent sticking. If you have a grill basket or grill mat, you can also use those to prevent the fillets from sticking to the grill.
  6. Grill the Turbot:

    • Place the turbot fillets on the preheated grill, skin-side down. Close the grill lid and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish easily flakes with a fork and has a nice grill mark. Be gentle when flipping the fish to avoid it falling apart.
  7. Serve:

    • Carefully remove the grilled turbot from the grill and transfer it to a serving platter. Drizzle any remaining lemon-olive oil marinade over the fillets. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  8. Enjoy:

    • Serve your grilled turbot immediately with your choice of side dishes, such as a fresh green salad or roasted vegetables. The turbot should be moist, tender, and bursting with the flavors of lemon, olive oil, and a hint of salt.

This simple recipe highlights the delicate flavor and texture of turbot, allowing it to shine with just a few key ingredients. Enjoy your tasty, moist, and perfectly grilled turbot!

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