This marinade is perfect as it stands – one needs go no further in dressing ocean fresh* fish for the grill.
But equally it can be used as a building block to greater things, by adding thyme, oregano or marjoram, rosemary, mustard or fresh shoreline wild garlic leaves.
Good for a couple of meals for 3–4
– lemon juice 100ml, 2–3 lemons
– extra virgin olive oil 150ml
– garlic cloves 3 peeled and crushed
– sea salt 1 tsp
Combine all the ingredients in an airtight container and store in a dry bag in a cool place and out of the sun and shake before use.
*The term fresh fish is of course relative. On the high-street, at supermarkets and in city restaurants fresh fish really means days old so, when patiently waiting for your number to be called at the fish-counter, be ready to ask where your fish is from and how many days ago it was likely caught. Supermarkets invent terms to suit their needs and, as a discerning consumer, it really is your right to challenge nonsense. At Octane we have therefore made a new, differentiated and entirely transparent definition – Ocean fresh. Simply put, it means caught and eaten same-day.
See ocean fresh in practice – ocean fresh calamari caught, cooked and served in an hour.
Octane offers gastro wilderness expeditions and, employing Octane’s Eight** methods of sourcing wild food for the pot, we eat the world’s best food, ocean fresh.
**Octane’s Eight is our philosophy. We believe our travelling guests, being closest to the world’s wildest fresh foods, might quite like to eat the world’s wildest fresh foods. 1) We line fish, 2) we lobster pot, 3) we spear fish, 4) we sea forage, 5) we land forage, 6) we deer stalk, 7) we seed the sea, 8) we seed the land.