Baked Catfish recipe grilled

Juicy Grilled Fish Recipe for your Summer Barbecue

Summer is here once again! Since it’s still safer to stay at home, you can still eat delicious restaurant-quality food at the comforts of your home. This recipe for grilled fish is perfect for your weekend summer barbecue. Bring out your baking pan set, heat up the barbecue grill, and grab that fresh fish! Some people shun at grilled fish because of the smell. However, it all boils down to how you season it. Fresh fish when seasoned and cooked well is juicy and tasty. You’ll never regret switching to grilled fish!

Tips to Make a Juicy Grilled Fish Recipe

If you want hassle-free grilling, here are some tips to help you prepare your grilled fish and ensure that nothing goes to waste. Otherwise, you can always use the leftovers for Fish Tacos.

  1. Opt for fish fillets. A whole fish is also good, but it saves you time in deboning it.
  2. Salt your fish 30 minutes before cooking. This seasons the fish well and keeps it cool. It also removes the fishy smell.
  3. If you’re grilling fish, it’s better to keep the skin on. This prevents over-cooking and keeps the juices locked in.
  4. Oil your grill before placing the fish. This prevents the fish from sticking. Your roasting rack can be used for the grill, just make sure you brush some olive oil or cooking spray so the fish doesn’t stick.
  5. Baste your fish only once. Too much sauce overpowers the taste of the fish. Choose a rub or sauce that suits your taste and nothing too flavorful.

Prepping for Summer Grilling

Okay, let’s get started! Hubby is the master when it comes to grilling, so I let him take over with this delicious grilled fish recipe. He brought out the salted mahi-mahi on a baking pan and set it on the preheated grill. Instead of placing the baking pan inside, he propped the fish on the roasting rack. The 1-inch height of the oven rack is great for even heat distribution so we don’t need to keep flipping the fish. He used his special homemade barbecue sauce to baste the grilled fish mahi-mahi.

While hubby was busy grilling, I decided to make some fresh salad greens and iced tea. The smell of the barbecue sauce wafted through the air along with the smell of grilled fish — yummy! I think I just saw a cat peeking out from behind the bushes LOL!

Here’s the recipe for grilled fish! Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did. Don’t forget to share this with your friends, too.

Baked Catfish recipe grilled
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Grilled Fish Mahi-Mahi

This recipe for grilled fish is perfect for summer barbecue grilling. You don't have to dine out to enjoy restaurant-quality food. Heat up the grill and start grilling!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baking pan set, grilled fish, grilled fish recipe, recipe for grilled fish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • REC TEC grill
  • baking pan
  • roasting rack


  • 4 pieces Mahi-mahi fish fillets, whole skin and scales left on
  • salt for rubbing
  • vegetable oil for greasing fish
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  • Place the mahi-mahi fillets on a baking pan and rub salt all over. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes.
  • Brush the oven racks with vegetable oil. Preheat the grill to 200-250 degrees F.
  • Bring out the mahi-mahi and oil the flesh side of the fish.
  • Rub the barbecue sauce on the flesh side of the fish and season with some black pepper.
  • Arrange the fish skin-side down on the oven rack.
  • Grill for 45 minutes and baste with the barbecue sauce 30 minutes into cooking. No need to flip.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice on top before serving.


You can use other fish such as tuna, bluefish, king mackerel, amberjack, seabass, or snapper. 


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1 thought on “Juicy Grilled Fish Recipe for your Summer Barbecue”

  1. 5 stars
    Good recipe. I modified it and added half jalapeño with seeds removed and garlic and cilantro and blended it along with the olive oil. Layered it on the fish to give it a pesto-like coating. Turned out delicious!


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