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Best Way to Cook Fresh Fish
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The Best Way to Cook Fresh Fish

This is for 2 servings, but easily doubled or tripled.
Use any kind of firm fish, such as, swordfish, halibut, tilapia, bass, mahi mahi, ono, etc.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Fish, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh Fish, Grilling, summer
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Anna

Special Equipment

  • Outdoor Grill or Grill Pan
  • Pastry brush


  • 1 pound fresh fish fillets, ½" to ¾" thick
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons melted butter, or olive oil
  • 1 whole lemon, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped Italian parsley


  • Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel and use a pastry brush to brush half the melted butter onto one side of the fillets.
  • Heat your grill using medium heat. (This method works for a grill pan on your stove or your outdoor grill.)
  • Lay fish with the buttered side down on the grill and brush the remaining butter onto the top side.
  • Then squeeze 2 of the lemon slices over the buttered fish.
  • Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until it is browned and releases from the grill.
  • Flip the fish over, squeeze 2 more lemon slices over the fish, then sprinkle with half the parsley.
  • Cook for 3 to 5 more minutes until flaky and cooked through.
  • Remove to serving platter and serve with the remaining 4 wedges of lemon.


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Nutrition Information

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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