Everyone has their best way to cook fish, but grilled fish recipes tend to take the highest accolades. Here are five fish recipes from snapper to sea bass that will help you make the best grilled fish that you or your guests have ever tasted.
Blackened Red Snapper
Red snapper filets, halved
Margarine or butter
Cayenne, salt, garlic salt, onion salt, oregano, thyme
1/8 tsp. for each
Total Time: 20 minutes total Yield: 4 servings
Mix together all seasonings and sprinkle over the snapper, pressing to adhere.
Boil the lemon juice, remove from heat and add the butter, stirring to mix.
Grill the snapper for four minutes per side.
Add parsley to the lemon butter mixture. Spoon over each fish and serve hot.
Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa
Extra-virgin olive oil
Fresh parsley, minced
Garlic clove, minced
Dried basil and black pepper
1 tsp. each
Ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
Red bell pepper, diced
Red onion, minced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
Salt and pepper
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes Yield: 2 servings
Blend first six ingredients and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the filets and turn to coat. Marinate for at least one hour.
Make the mango salsa. Blend the mango, red onion, cilantro, red bell pepper and jalapeno pepper with lime and lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.
Preheat a grill to medium-high and oil the grate.
Remove tilapia from the marinade. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes each side, depending upon the thickness. Serve with mango salsa.
Grilled Halibut Steaks
1-inch-thick halibut steaks
Total Time: 45 minutes Yield: 4 servings
Preheat the grill.
Toast fennel seeds in a dry skillet, shaking them to brown thoroughly. Grind the seeds in an electric grinder. Mince the garlic. Add garlic, fennel, salt and soil in a bowl–squeeze the lemon over all.
Marinate the fish in the mixture for at least 10 minutes.
Grill the halibut on an oiled grate for five minutes on each side. Serve hot.
Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon
4 ounce salmon filets
Green onions, chopped
1 ½ tsp.
Red pepper flakes
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes Yield: 8 servings
Place salmon in a dish. Blend all other ingredients and pour over the fish. Allow to marinate for at least four hours.
Preheat a grill and oil the grate.
Grill the filets 10 minutes per inch of thickness, turning over halfway through cooking.
Grilled Sea Bass with Tropical Salsa
Peeled, cored pineapple, cut into chunks
Peeled, pitted mango
Red bell pepper, cut into pieces
Seeded tomato, cut up
English cucumber, seeded and chopped
Red onion, chopped
Minced fresh cilantro
Minced fresh mint
Minced jalapeno pepper
Fresh lime juice
6-ounce sea bass filets
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes Yield: 6 servings
Blend first ten ingredients together in a bowl, gently stirring with a spoon. Add salt if desired. Chill up to four hours, stirring occasionally.
Brush fish with oil and prepare grill on medium-high heat. Grill until opaque in center and flesh flakes easily with fork. Serve with salsa.