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Saffron and Lemon Marinade Fish: A Deliciously Flavorful Dish

Feb 15, 2023Mohammad Salehi


Fish is a healthy and delicious source of protein that can be cooked in a variety of ways. One of the best ways to prepare fish is by marinating it, which helps to infuse it with flavor and keep it moist during cooking.

Saffron and Lemon Marinade is a delicious and fragrant marinade that is perfect for fish. The combination of saffron and lemon creates a bright and flavorful marinade that is sure to enhance the taste of any fish dish.

In this recipe, we will show you how to make a saffron and lemon marinade for fish that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

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  • 4 skinless fish fillets (such as salmon, sea bass or cod)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp saffron threads
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, saffron threads, salt, and black pepper. Set the marinade aside.

  2. Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel and place them in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag.

  3. Pour the marinade over the fish and turn the fillets to coat them completely. Cover the dish or seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray.

  5. Remove the fish from the marinade and place the fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Discard any remaining marinade.

  6. Bake the fish for 12-15 minutes, or until it is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

  7. Serve the fish hot, garnished with fresh parsley.


This saffron and lemon marinade is a delicious and easy way to add flavor to your fish. The combination of tangy lemon and aromatic saffron make this dish truly unique and flavorful. Whether you're looking for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner or a showstopping meal for entertaining, this saffron and lemon marinade fish is sure to impress. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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  • The marinating time is flexible, you can leave the fish for a shorter or longer time depending on your preference and the type of fish you're using. If you're using a stronger flavored fish like salmon, it may require a shorter marinating time.
  • You can use chicken instead of fish and cook Saffron and Lemon Marinade Chicken

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