Blackened Fish on the Grill

Blackened Fish On The Grill

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
10 Min


  • 4-6
    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


  1. In 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.
  2. For 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
  3. Dip your fish in the melted butter, both sides. Then coat the fish with blackening mix on both sides.
  4. Make 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

Printable Recipe Card

About Blackened Fish on the Grill

Course/Dish: Fish Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American

Show 7 Comments & Reviews

31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March

31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March

Stuck in a dinner rut? We’re here to help with your March menu! We’ve curated 31 family-friendly meals that are tested and approved by home cooks just like you. Twists on family favorites, new dinner ideas, and heirloom recipes, we have all the meals you need for the month below!

What To Make With That Can of Condensed Milk

What To Make With That Can of Condensed Milk

Open the pantry and you’ll probably find a can of condensed milk on the shelf. It’s a baking staple, but what exactly is it? Sweetened condensed milk is made by heating milk and removing its water. Once reduced, it’s sweetened with sugar (lots of it). The final product is very thick, sweet, and fantastic in […]

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For

Simple to make, a batch of pancakes is an easy homemade breakfast. A tall stack of fluffy pancakes with butter and drizzled with maple syrup, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend. It’s a meal everyone will wake up for. So, get out your skillet or heat up a pan. Whether […]