grilled fish on a pan

Grilled Fish

Is your grilled fish a flop? Follow this basic grilled fish recipe for a perfect filet every time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword fish, grilled
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 424 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 2 fish filets
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Drizzle olive oil on the filets and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the grill to medium high. Using a paper towel and tongs, rub vegetable oil on the grates. Place the filets on the grill skin-side down.
  3. Grill it until it forms a char on the bottom and is easy to flip, about five minutes. If you try to flip it too soon, the fish will break apart.
  4. Continue grilling until it is cooked through and begins to flake. Remove to a sheet pan.
  5. Combine the butter and lemon juice and drizzle over the fish.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 155mg52%
Sodium 201mg9%
Potassium 1111mg32%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.