Oil & Lemon
This condiment is mostly used as a garnish for grilled, baked, barbequed or boiled fish in place of salt. It
contains little more than salt: in fact it is made with fresh olive oil, lemon, oregano, black pepper, parsley, a
light touch of garlic and finally some salt.
In making grilled swordfish this condiment is used to drizzle abundantly on the fresh fish, in order to blend “il
sapore di mare” – the taste of the sea – and the smell of this dressing full of Mediterranean
Drizzle fish with this sauce when baking, barbecuing or grilling it to add flavors and to prevent the fish from
If using this sauce to marinate, soak fish for 1 or 2 minutes, in fact if kept longer, the marinade will cook the
fish (seviche) and take away savor and flavor.
Use a plastic container, a ceramic bowl or a stainless pot in the preparation of this condiment because the acid
content of this marinade will react with any other material.
of boiling water
cloves of garlic, whole
of olive oil
large lemons squeezed, seeds removed
teaspoon of oregano
tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
and pepper to taste
Place boiling water in a bowl, add garlic.
After 2 minutes add oil whipping it in a little at a time. Continue whipping for 4 minutes, as you add the lemon
juice, oregano, parsley, salt and fresh milled pepper.
Remove garlic, taste for salt and the salmoriglio is ready to use.