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Pescado Sarandeado on a white plate next to grilled veggies and rice.
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Pescado Zarandeado

Pescado Zarandeado is a tasty fish dish marinated in a savory mayo and mustard sauce. When grilled to perfection, this makes a great summer meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 381kcal


For the Marinade

For the Fish

  • 4 lb fish whole, cut and opened in half
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


For the Marinade:

  • In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade. 
  • Place in the fridge until ready to use. 

For the Fish:

  • Heat grill to 400 degrees F. 
  • Rinse the fish. 
  • With a paper towel, pat the fish dry. 
  • Make sure you dry the front and the back. 
  • On a large piece of foil paper, generously brush the oil olive all over. 
    Note: if using a grill basket, omit the foil paper.
  • Place the fish on top of the foil paper. 
  • Gently make cuts on the fleshy part of the fish.
    Do not cut through the fish to the other side. 
  • Brush the fish with the marinade. 
  • Place the remaining marinade back in the fridge. 
  • Move the foil paper with the fish on top to the grill. 
    Cook for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from the foil paper.
  • Serve immediately with extra marinade. 


You can also use fish filets instead a whole fish. 
For grill basket cooking: cook for 10 minutes on one side. Flip and cook for an additional 10 minutes. 
The marinade will last in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do not freeze the marinade.
To prevent the fish from getting mushy: be sure to pat dry the fish. 
How to Make Pescado Zarandeado in the Oven: 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brush sauce on the fish and bake for 20 minutes.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg