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Crisp Grilled Fish

This method develops a flavorful crust (and is not as scary as it looks).

Photography: JOHNNY MILER

Source: Everyday Food, June 2012


  • Oil
  • Fish
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flavored butter (below)


  1. Set up grill for direct cooking and heat to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Season fish with salt and pepper, then brush both sides with oil. Cook, uncovered, 3 minutes. Flip and cook until just opaque in center, 3 minutes more. Top with flavored butter to serve.

Cook's Notes

Orange-Herb Butter
Mash together 1 stick unsalted butter, 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest, 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 clove garlic, minced, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt.

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