3 Types Of Fish That Taste Great Grilled

Posted on: 28 May 2018


If you really enjoy eating meat off the grill, set-up your game and start grilling fish this summer. Fish can taste amazing when you cook it on the grill. You need to be careful when selecting what fish you want to enjoy on your grill. Firm and sturdy fish hold up on the grill much better than soft and delicate fillets. You don't want your fish falling apart on the grill. Here are three type of fish that taste great grilled.


Mahi-mahi is known by a few different names. It is also known as dolphinfish or dorado. Mahi-mahi is a white fish that is really flavorful and has that perfect firm texture for cooking on the grill.

With mahi-mahi, it tastes best when you coat both sides of the fish with a marinade and allow the fish to marinate for at least fifteen minutes before cooking it. You don't need to marinate the fish for hours; it soaks up marinades pretty quickly.

When it comes to grilling, the process is quick, so keep your eye on the fish. Grill each side so that it is lightly browned and just starting to be flaky; this should take less than five minutes per side.


Snapper is another white fish that has a mild taste. With snapper, it is actually possible to cook the entire fish all at once. Snappers tend to only weight a couple pounds when fully cleaned and scaled, making them easy to cook whole.

The key to a well grilled snapper is to focus on the spices and herbs. Make cuts across the fish's body on both sides. Then, inside of those slits, put some salt, rosemary, and garlic inside of the slits. Rub some olive oil on the fish and put it on your grill.

You can also grill the fish in a grill basket instead of directly on the grill. This will make it easier to remove the fish from the grill.


Finally, tuna is a very versatile fish that can be cooked in a variety of different ways. Tuna is kind of like steak. It has its own distinct flavor, and cuts of tuna are nice and thick, making it a perfect fish to grill.

For a great tuna steak, create a quick little marinade out of honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Be sure to add a little garlic and ginger as well for some extra flavor and allow the tuna steaks to marinate for about an hour. Tuna is a little thicker than mahi-mahi, so you want to let it marinade for a little longer.

Get your grill nice and hot, and when you are ready to grill it, just grill each side for a few minutes before flipping it. With tuna, like steak, you want the inside to be nice and pink.

This summer, mix things up and enjoy some fish on your grill. Choose some nice, thick fish for your grill. To learn more, contact a company like Cork and Barrel Chophouse and Spirits