How To Grill Fish

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Grill Fish

In this article, we will be looking at how to grill fish and not just grill fish but grill fish the Caribbean way. Now there are many ways in which fish can be prepared or grilled but what I want to share with you is how we grill here on the island.

I never ate grilled fish up until a few years ago when my church had a function for the men’s fellowship. As we came together to eat, fellowship, and talk about men’s stuff.

I can still remember that night, it was a beautiful Friday night the weather was calm and the fellowship was just so wonderful.

Party Crashers

Interestingly enough some of the ladies came after a while, I guess they could not resist the thought of not being able to taste some of that fine food, talk about party crashers. Anyway on to how to grill fish the Caribbean way

How to grill fish

I watch as those brothers worked their stuff and to tell you the truth it was pretty amazing and pretty simple to make. Here in the Bahamas some of the fish that is found in Bahamian waters and that really is delicious are Snappers, the Nassau Grouper, Margaret Fish, Grants, Jackfish, etc… These are just a few that the islanders enjoy. That night we grilled Snappers.

How to prepare?

What you will need is lime or lemons according to the number of fish you are planning to grill, celery, sweet or bell pepper, onion, hot pepper, salt, black pepper (carrots and plantain are optional) but adding these is good also, butter (thyme or rosemary is also optional) but these will work wonders and will really have your mouth watering.

Let the fun begin

Make sure the fish is clean, season fish with a sprinkle of black pepper and salt on both sides, at this time if you prefer you can use a small hot pepper, crush and spread on both sides of fish next tear a piece of foil that is large enough to cover fish

then cut up your herbs, the onion, celery, and bell pepper next spread foil out and with a tablespoon of butter spread on the foil, then what you will do next is place herbs on the foil and lay fish on top of the herbs, if you prefer you can add either a few leaves of thyme or rosemary on top of your fish. Cut the lime in half and squeeze over the fish then close fish in the foil wrap and place on the grill.

Allow fish to cook for 10-2o minutes some fish may take a shorter or longer time, depending on the size of the fish and the thickness. Be very careful not to burn your hand as you remove the fish from the grill. Open foil and season with pepper and salt if it needs more seasoning. There you have it a juicy mouth-watering grill fish.

As you sit back and eat try not to bite your fingers off because grill fish is really delicious and will have you wanting more.

The Final Word

This is a great way to eat healthily so why not give this delicious meal a try? trust me you will be glad that you did. Let’s fire up the grill.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

15 thoughts on “How To Grill Fish”

  1. Hello Norman, I believe I already follow you on several sites. Really great post. Since I am from Jamaica and go back regularly, this method of grilling fish is almost the same. We use the grill on stones over the embers. Like you said it really is bite your fingers off once you start to eat. Man my mouth is starting to water. Thanks for this. Memories of eating fish under a canopy of stars and hearing the Caribbean Sea.

  2. Very good article I like grilled fish everything sounds amazing, I do have one question I cannot eat hot spicy food, does the hot pepper make it hot and spicy are is it just a little boost to the taste? Thanks for sharing this.


  3. Very good article I like grilled fish everything sounds amazing, I do have one question I cannot eat hot spicy food, does the hot pepper make it hot and spicy are is it just a little boost to the taste? Thanks for sharing this. The Kettle grill looks good as well I like the look of the utensils as well.


    • Hello, Randy so good to hear from you. Grill fish is very healthy and once prepared the right way is really great. Adding hot pepper really gives it a spicy great flavor. If you can’t eat spicy that’s fine as long as you are eating healthy.

      And the kettle grill along with the utensils is pretty amazing and handy around the kitchen. I am glad that I could help, thanks for commenting and have a good day.

  4. Hi Norman,
    Thank you for the great post. Really enjoyed the information on grilling fish. This is something we will definitely try this summer. It sounds delicious and easy to do, also. Enjoyed your garden salad recipes as well.
    It is so nice to see a site like this that promotes healthy eating and has some great recipes.

    • Hello, it is so good to hear from you. Grilling fish is a sure way to go the healthy way, besides, including fish in our diet do really benefit. I am glad that you also enjoyed my garden salad recipes. Wishing you the best of health. Have a good evening.

  5. Interesting. I’m not a huge fish fan but my husband and dad have fish about 2 times a month together. I’m sure they would find this recipe useful. I’ll definitely show them this. This us very well detailed also. Thank you for that. it sounds like This would have lots of flavor and for sure sounds and looks healthy.

    • Hello Dhall grilling fish is very healthy and taste really good, Including fish in our diet can benefit our bodies in so many ways. Thanks for commenting and for your help. All the best to you.

  6. Hi Just want to say that I have a barbecue every Sunday. I am originally from the Azores and we grill a lot.
    I usually grill chicken , meat and pork. This article will help me next Sunday , when i try to grill a fish.

    What kind of fish is it ? Us Portuguese usual grill the Sardine .
    Thank you

    • Hello my friend so good to hear form you and thanks for commenting. Grilling is a great way to eat healthy and I can see that cooking in this way is not new to you. Snapper is a Bahamian fish that most of the islander love. There are different type of snappers that is found in Bahamian waters.

      But the more popular one is the red snapper. If you google it you will see how it looks. Hopes this helps. All the best to you.

  7. I like fish but struggle eating it….I choked really bad on a bone when I was young and the thought has stayed with me throughout adulthood. No way could I eat fish with the head on it…those beady little eyes looking up at me while I dissect it I never could do…I know mind over matter…right? This recipe sounds amazing though, I will have to try it, as long as someone cuts the head off ..LOL

    • Hello Pam so nice to hear from you and sorry to hear about your mishap as a child. LOL it is mind over matter to worry about those beady eyes. Thanks for commenting and have a good evening.

  8. I am a great lover of any meal involving fish and cooking fish on an open charcoal grill sounds really great .I like the way that you have incorporated the recipe ingredients and some of the tools needed,as i am sure that this method of cooking fish will go down well in the BBQ season. A really great post.

    • Hello Andrew it is so good to meet you and it is good to know that you are a lover of fish because fish is really healthy and is good for our diet.Continue eating healthy and thanks for commenting. All the best to you and have a good day.

  9. Norman, you really make me hungry now. I started to read this post because I was already thinking what to eat tonight but now, I am going t make a fire. I have to use frozen fish here but your recipe sounds so delicious that I think it won’t change the result.
    Thanks for the tip
    and have a wonderful Bahamian night


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