Easy Grilled Whitefish Recipe

Fishing experience is not complete without cooking what has been caught. If you’re lucky to be fishing in the Atlantic, most likely you’ll be able to catch whitefish species. If this is your first time trying to cook these fishes, you’re in luck.

Read on as we guide you through an easy grilled whitefish recipe. This dish is as simple as it is easy and you can do it even in the comfort of your backyard.

Crank up the grill and set the flames on high. Take simple white fish meat and turn it into a dish worthy of a happy tummy. We’ve gathered the most simple ingredients with the easiest method of cooking for a perfectly made meal.

Easy Grilled Whitefish Recipe

How To Make Easy Grilled Whitefish

Grilled to a nice charred patter, our easy grilled white fish recipe is something you don't want to miss. Its moist and flaky texture all rolled into one flavorful piece of meat.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 20 oz whitefish fillets, or seabass, skin-on
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp garlic, minced

For Serving:

  • vegetables, grilled
  • rice, steamed

For Garnish:

  • dill, fresh, chopped


  1. Combine the garlic and the soy sauce in a bowl.

  2. Marinate the fillets in the marinade for 15 minutes to 20 minutes.

  3. Prepare the grill by setting it to high heat. Brush the surface with olive oil. Use a pastry brush.

  4. Remove from marinade the brush with olive oil.

  5. Place the fillets on the hot grill skin side up.

  6. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes and then flip the fillets over.

  7. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes until the fish is slightly opaque.

  8. Serve alongside steamed rice and any grilled vegetable of your choice. You may also garnish with some fresh dill. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

When cooking the fish, always keep a watchful eye. Fish meat cooks fast compared to other meats. Cooking it longer than the recommended time might cause a dry taste. 

The quick and easy marinate can also work as a simple flavor to add to meats like pork - if you're planning on grilling some soon. Just allot some time in the marinating process. The longer the marinating time, the more flavor it absorbs. 


  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 35mg
  • Calories: 289kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 522mg
  • Protein: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 1695mg
  • Vitamin A: 1IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

What is a good white fish to grill?

The Mahi Mahi fish is the most ideal white fish to grill. It has a perfect firm texture that looks great once those charred patterns are seen on it. Plus, it’s a whitefish meat that’s full of flavor in every bite. 

Is grilled fish healthy?

Definitely! If you’re looking for a healthier alternative during your BBQs or have some friends or family members who prefer eating fish than pork or beef, then an easy grilled whitefish is the best option to keep them full and happy. 

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Though grilling fish may look easy - it actually is. Keep an eye out on what you put into your marinate because your meat will absorb the flavors to give you that delicious taste. Try opting for different marinates from different countries. You'll find that though fish may be a simple piece of seafood meat, it really absorbs the spices you put into it. So go and make magic in the kitchen with your next whitefish dish.
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