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Branzino stuffed with feta and orzo on a grill

Grilled Branzino Stuffed with Feta and Orzo

Carne Diem Culinary
European sea bass, or branzino, is the perfect fish for cooking on your grill. With its fresh Mediterranean flavors, this Grilled Feta and Orzo Stuffed Branzino will be the star of your next BBQ.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine European, Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 248 kcal


  • BBQ Grill
  • Grill Pan optional


  • 4 whole Branzino gutted and cleaned
  • 1 lemon zested and cut into slices
  • 4 ounces Feta preferably herb flavored, crumbled
  • 1 Cup Orzo
  • 1 Tab butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Rinse the branzino and pat dry. Season the inside with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook the orzo, al dente according to the package instructions then stir in the butter and 1 teaspoon of the lemon zest.
  • Stuff the branzino with the orzo and crumbled feta.
  • Preheat your grill to 450 degrees and set up for indirect heat.
  • Make sure the grill grate is well oiled or use a grill basket of pan. Place the lemon slices on the grill grate and then the fish on top of the lemon slices. Cook the stuffed branzino for about 7-10 minutes then flip the fish over and cook an additional 7-10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the fish reaches 145 degrees.
  • Remove the fish and serve with additional lemon orzo and grilled veggies.


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 349mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 214IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Big Green Egg, branzino, feta, fish, grilled, Lemonade, orzo, Sea bass
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