Blackened Fish on the Grill

Blackened Fish On The Grill Recipe

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Bob Wakeman


I found a recipe in the news paper for blacken fish in a cast iron skillet. Wanted to try to make it on the grill. So I have been working on it and this is what I came up with.


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firm white fish fish filets, i used catfish but will work on most firm white fish.
1 c
butter, unsalted, melted
4 Tbsp
blackeing seasoning


2 Tbsp
smoked paprika.
1 Tbsp
dried oregno and dried thyme.
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
cayenne pepper
2 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
garlic powder and onion powder.
1-1/2 tsp
dried sage
2 tsp
blach pepper and white pepper.

How to Make Blackened Fish on the Grill


  • 1In a mixing bowl. mix together all ingredients for the blacking seasoning. Pour this into a jar with a tight fitting lid. You will have some left over and it will store very well.
  • 2For the fish: reserve 1/3 of the melted butter for later.

    Set your grill for med-high heat. You will need a grill fish basket for grilling the fish
  • 3Dip your fish in the melted butter, both sides. Then coat the fish with blackening mix on both sides.
  • 4Make sure the grill is good and hot. The fish will cook fast and you will need to watch it..
    Place fish in the grill basket and close it so the fish does not move. Place on hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes till the grilled side is black. Not burnt.
    Turn the fish over. Pour butter over the side that has been cooked. The fish will be golden brown and the seasoning will be black.
    Cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. No longer because the fish will burn. Remove from the grill carfully remove the fish from the basket. Serve over dirty rice along with any vegetable you mite want to grill. I grilled Zucchini

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About Blackened Fish on the Grill

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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