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Grilled Fish for Dummies

Grilled Fish for Dummies


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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 2


OK, you're not a dummy, but do you avoid grilling fish at any cost? Maybe cooking fish on the BBQ hasn't always gone so well for you?

Don't worry, your not alone. I don't know how many times I've cursed those darn sea-dwellers as they crumble and slip through the grates of the grill! Bah!

Here's a recipe to the rescue that's absolutely no-fail and produces perfectly cooked fish everytime.

Cooking the fish wrapped in foil packets on the BBQ guarantees' success everytime.

And the really nice thing about this cooking method - you can add whatever flavors and ingredients you want with the fish.

The version I'm offering here is the standard lemon-dill flavor.

But you can also consider a peach-honey-lime combo, or maybe a salsa version?

You're only limited by your imagination.

If you come up with something unique go ahead and share it here for all of us to try.

Visit me at www.tasteofBBQ.com for step-by-step photo instructions for this recipe and other great BBQ & Grilling recipes.


4 fillets fish (sole, halibut, tilapia, etc)
aluminum foil
cooking spray
1 lemon sliced
fresh dill
salt & pepper


1. Spray 2 pieces of aluminum foil (each about 2' X 1') with cooking spray.

2. Lay 1 fillet directly on the cooking sprayed foil

Place some of the lemon and dill on top of this first fillet.

Cover with the 2nd fillet.

Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Put 3 or 4 small pats of butter on top.

Repeat with the 2nd packet.

3. When you put the ingredients on the foil pieces bring both long edges up and begin to fold them over on themselves.

Roll up the short ends to make the packet leak-proof.

4. Setup the grill for direct cooking and preheat to 600F.

When at temperature place the foil packets on the grill and close the lid.

After 3 1/2 - 4 minutes flip the packets over and close the lid.

After 3 minutes longer remove the packets from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.

Carefully open the packets and remove the fish to plates.

Cover with any ingredients and juices left in the foil.

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