Cuban Spicy Grilled Fish Fillets

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Surrounded by the sea, Cuba is known to cook their fish into tasty regional recipes such as this one."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (241.8 g)
  • Calories 509.4
  • Total Fat - 31.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 26.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1224.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 33.6 g
  • Calcium - 69.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, cumin, and about 3/4 of the cilantro (reserve the remaining cilantro for garnish).

Step 2

Place the fish in a large glass or ceramic dish. Rub your fingers over the fish to check for and remove any bones, and pour the marinade over the fish. Make sure the fish is evenly coated on both sides and marinate for approximately 1 hour in the refrigerator, turning once, (being careful not to marinate for too long so the lemon juice won't cook the fish).

Step 3

Brush a grill or broiler pan with vegetable oil and heat it to high heat. Grill the fish fillets for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until done to your liking. Garnish with the remaining cilantro and the lemon wedges.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.