Grilled Cod Gyro-style


Spice Rub

  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder optional
  • ½ tsp sumac

For Fish

  • Greek extra virgin olive oil I used Private Reserve
  • 1.5 lb/ 680.4 g cod fillet (or another white fish fillet of your choice
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Lemon Basil Sauce

  • cup Greek extra virgin olive oil use Private Reserve or Early Harvest
  • 1 large lemon juice of
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 to 10 basil leaves thinly chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fixings To Serve Gryro-Style
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Greek pita bread or lettuce wraps for low-carb option
  • Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
  • 3- Ingredient Mediterranean Salad Recipe
  • pitted marinated olives


  • In a small bowl, combine the spices to make the spice rub
  • Pat fish fillets dry and season well on both sides with kosher salt and black pepper, then rub all over with the spice rub. Set aside for now.
  • Prepare the lemon basil sauce. Simply combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl or mason jar. Whisk well together. Set aside.
  • If serving this grilled fish gyro-style, prepare the pita etc. Prepare Tzatziki sauce according to this recipe, and prepare the Mediterranean salad according to this recipe. Set aside for now.
  • Coat the bottom of a large cast iron skillet (or a non-stick skillet) with extra virgin olive oil. Warm skillet over medium-high heat until the oil is just shimmering but not smoking.
  • Add fish fillets and grill on one side for about 3 minutes or so without moving it (the underside should look golden and crispy). Then, using a fish spatula, turn it over to the other side (it should release easily from the pan). Grill for another 3 minutes or until this side turns nice and crispy as well. (You'll know your fish is ready when it turns opaque all the way through and flake apart easily.)
  • Serve fish hot. Add a splash of fresh lemon juice on top and a generous drizzle of the lemon basil sauce.
  • To assemble grilled fish gyros, use 1 pita wrap (or large lettuce leaf) per person. Swipe a bit of tzatziki sauce over the pita, add the grilled fish and lemon basil sauce, then add a bit of the Mediterranean salad and olives to your liking. Wrap or fold pita and enjoy!