If you’re heading off on a Florida RV camping adventure that involves fishing, you should know how to cook your catch. Some might say that fish can be challenging to cook properly on a grill, but that’s not necessarily the case. If you just do a few simple things to prep your grill, your fillets will turn out just as tasty (and healthy) as can be. There’s nothing quite like the experience of catching your own dinner.
Grilled Fish Tips
First, preheat your grill using high heat. The reason for preheating the grill is that it will prevent your fillets from sticking. Second, make sure your grill grates are clean. Third, keep the grill temperature at a consistent medium to high heat that’s right around 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Easy Grilled Fish Fillets Recipe
Serving size: 4
This recipe for grilled fish fillets requires just a few simple, easy to find, ingredients. In Florida, a few of the best fish for the grill are mahi mahi, snapper, and blackfin tuna. To make this grilled fish fillets recipe, you only need 10 ingredients.
4 fish fillets (4 to 5 ounces each)
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons vegetable oil or canola oil
Pinch of salt to taste
Combine garlic, chili powder, black pepper, lemon juice, sugar, cumin, balsamic vinegar, oil and salt in a mixing bowl. Place fillets in bowl and mix well. Marinate for 20 minutes. Place fillets on medium-hot grill and put the lid down.
As far as cooking time, just stick with the general rule of thumb that allows for eight to ten minutes of grill time per inch of your fillets. If your fish is an inch in thickness, grill each side for about three to four minutes. Also, remember to only flip your fillets once. If you repeatedly flip or turn your fillets, they are much more likely to break apart on the grate. Now that you know how easy it can be to cook your catch, go cast out a line for your dinner!