Lemon Wolffish on the BBQ

Wolffish has not been winning any beauty contests lately. It’s head is rather large, to hold a large and powerful jaw that is designed to break the shells of it’s pray. It has a large mouth and strong teeth, so of them are canines. It has bulbous eyes and a large mouth, with wide, fleshy lips, kind of kissable fish you may say. The wolffish is a carnivore with special adaptations that allow it to feed on hard-shelled animals. In fact, its name in Icelandic is Steinb√≠tur, or “Stone crusher”. It used its canine-like teeth to grasp its pray: Sea urchins, sea stars, and various molluscan and crustaceans. It also has one or two rows of large, flat, molar-like teeth that allow it to grind the shells. Once it is ground up, the shell bits are discarded and the wolffish can enjoy its meal.


For 4 – 5 People


1000 g Salties Wolffish fillets

1/2 cup Lemon balm, chopped

3 Garlic gloves, chopped

1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped

1 Lemon, Juice and Zest

1/2 cut Olive oil

Salt and Pepper

lemon Dip

3 tbsp Sour cream

3 tbsp Mayonaise

1 tbsp Parsley, chopped

1 tbsp Lemon balm, chopped

2 Garlic gloves, pressed

1 tbsp Honey

1 tsp Lemon zest

2 tbsp Lemon juice

Salt and Pepper



  1. Blend Lemon balm, Garlic, Parsley, Lemon juice, lemon zest, Olive oil, Salt and pepper in a bowl. Put the wolffish in the bowl and let marinade for an hour
  2. Grill the marinaded wolffish on the BBQ for 4-5 min on each side, then move it to the warming rack and cook for another 5 min
  3. Serve with grilled asparagus, potatoes, pepper, and the lemon dip

Lemon Dip

  1. Blend everything in a bowl and let it wait while you cook the fish. It’s best to let it wait in the refrigerator for an hour before serving
  2. Enjoy!