Lemon & Garlic Grilled Fish

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"I've only made this with snapper and I use a fish grilling basket for this or any fish I grill, this would be awesome using fresh tuna that's one fish I'll be trying the next time, really this fish is very good that's why I'm posting the recipe here"

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (196 g)
  • Calories 560
  • Total Fat - 47.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 99.7 mg
  • Sodium - 142.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 30.2 g
  • Calcium - 22.9 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large ziplock bag, add the lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, lemon pepper, olive oil, garlic powder and cayenne. Mix well.

Step 2

Add the fish to the ziplock bag and move it around, being sure to coat it with the marinade. Allow to sit for 2 hours - no more than 2 hours though or the acid in the lemon will effect the fish texture.

Step 3

Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Season the fish with more salt and lemon pepper. I use a fish grilling basket when I make this or any fish on the grill if you don't have a basket spray the grates thoroughly with non-stick cooking spray and then place the fish onto the grill. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side (may be more or less depending on the thickness of the fish, fish doesn't tak very long to cook be sure not to over-cook it because it will dry out quickly, keep a close eye on it, as soon as it is opaque in the middle take it off the heat right away.

Step 4

Squeeze remaining lemon wedges over the fish before eating.


No special items needed.

15 Reviews


We enjoyed this fish using tilapia, but skipping the cayenne pepper. I also used a grilling tray for the fish and the timing was perfect. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(26 May 2023)


This was so good! I love that it is low carb, which helps with my diabetes. Thank you for posting it Cookingadventurer!


review by:
(28 Aug 2013)


I love grilled fish and this was so enjoyed here! I grilled up some swordfish and this was the perfect seasonings for it!


review by:
(22 Aug 2013)


Such a refreshing fish dish and we have had it a couple of times. It is so easy and quick to prepare which is a plus when you are hungry after working a long day. I have added this to my regular rotation! We love it.


(2 Apr 2013)


I made this using tuna and had rice pilaf to go with it and Kittencal's coleslaw as a side. It was delicious tasting fish with fresh flavors and it was a surefire hit with me and my friend. I quickly added this to my list of new favorite fish recipes and I will have it lots of times more!


review by:
(9 Mar 2013)


I had a thick fresh piece of tuna to cook and decided to make this. It came out better than I anticipated and we loved it! An extra squirt of lemon at serving time was all it needed before we dug in. Delicious!


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(2 Mar 2013)

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