What is the recommended method for marinating the sea bass before grilling in this Flavorful Grilled Sea Bass with Tangy Chili-Lime Dressing Recipe?

Recipe follows:

Flavorful Grilled Sea Bass with Tangy Chili-Lime Dressing Recipe
4 sea bass fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small red chili, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
Brush sea bass fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Grill sea bass for 3-4 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, chili powder, honey, garlic, and chopped chili.
Drizzle the chili-lime dressing over grilled sea bass and garnish with chopped cilantro.

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According the the recipe, there is no marination step. Grill the fish and then drizzle with the dressing. Beyond that, keep in mind that marination is a surface treatment, but with fish, any acidic marinade will denature the proteins over a relatively short amount of time. So, in this case, I can see why a dressing is called for, rather than a marinade.

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