Grilled Fish

In the past year I have become OBSESSED with fishing.  There is nothing like being on the water with a fishing pole in my hand.  I don’t even care if I catch a fish, I just love being out there.  

Now trust me it is SUPER FUN to catch a lot (see below) but I love it regardless.

Just a Few…

This summer some of my girlfriends and I hosted a fishing tournament of girls vs guys.  Needless to say the girls won, I mean look at the fish we caught, and we had the best time ever.   It would not have mattered if we caught anything, I always have the best time with these girls.

Quick note, the above fish are black drum, not redfish like I used in this recipe….but I just LOVE this picture so much I had to share it.

On the half shell

When grilling fish we typically grill filets that have the skin on, or on the half shell.  When filleting a fish like red fish you can leave the skin on, while removing most of the bones, and then grill it skin side down.  This helps keep the filet in tact and the fish tender and not dried out.

If you do not have a filet with the skin on, don’t worry.  You can use a skillet on the grill for the same effect.

Season them well

It is important to season the fish well.  We keep it simple with just salt, pepper and a little garlic powder.  This adds a ton of flavor while still letting the fish shine thru. 

If you wanted you could add some chili powder or onion powder.

Get the grill going

Grilled Fish

Grilled fish is a perfect dinner for busiest of weeknights or the laziest of weekends.

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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6 Fish filets on half shell (with skin on), we used redfish but any fish will work
1 tablespoon course sea salt
1 tablespoon course black pepper
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 cup butter


Preheat grill to medium high heat
Lay fish out onto flat a surface
Season filet with salt, pepper and garlic powder
Place fish, skin side down, onto grates
Close lid and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until fish is just cooked cooked through
Remove to a plate and cover with foil
In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat (or melt in a microwave safe bowl)
Serve fish with melted butter


Use any fish you prefer with skin on, just adjust cooking time for thickness of fish



847 cal


92 g


8 g


2 g
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Enjoy the View

I know summer is winding down and fall is coming, but in the last few moments of summer make sure to take a second and enjoy the view.  Whether that be overlooking the water or over a field, your yard or your street just the a second and enjoy it…we are only given a little time here and we should value the time we have.  At least that is what I am trying to do.

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