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Naples Fishing Recipes: Grilled Redfish with Onions

By May 11, 2016March 2nd, 2018Fishing Recipes

Looking for a new way to cook up a nice redfish? Try this out. This recipe is simple, but a great option to prepare this moist, mild fish.


Grilled Redfish with Onions

Serves 6


6-8 oz of redfish, skin and scales on, pin bones removed
¼ cup olive oil; more for brushing
1 Tsp ground dried red Chile flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 large cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
2-1/2 lb (about 3 medium) Vidalia onions, peeled and left whole
2 large lemons, 1 juiced (about ¼ cup), the other cut into wedges
3 Tbs thinly sliced chives
Coarse sea salt, such as fleur de sel, for serving
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Prepare a charcoal or gas grill fire for indirect cooking over medium heat (350°F to 375°F).

(TIP: As an option, you could also cook the fillets on an oiled rimmed baking sheet in the oven at 475°F for 6 to 8 minutes.)

Rinse the fillets and pat dry. Brush the skin side of the fillets lightly with oil. Put the fillets on a large rimmed baking sheet, skin side down, and season with the chile, salt, and pepper. Divide the garlic among the fillets and drizzle each with 1 tsp. of the oil. Let marinate while preparing the onions.

Clean and oil the grill. Lightly oil the onions and place them on the hot side of the grill, turning occasionally until charred on all sides, about 15 minutes. Transfer to the cooler part of the grill and cook until softened and a knife pierced into the center comes out easily, about 30 minutes more.

Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, halve the onions lengthwise and thinly slice. Put the onions in a medium bowl and drizzle with half of the lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with the chives and set aside.

Prepare the grill for direct grilling on medium heat (350°F to 375°F). Clean and oil the grill.

Place the fish, skin side down, on the grill. Cover the grill and cook, without disturbing, until just cooked through, about 8 minutes. The flesh should flake easily with a fork.

Using a long metal or fish spatula, transfer each fillet to a serving plate. Garnish each with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt, some parsley, a drizzle of the remaining lemon juice, and 1 tsp. of olive oil. Serve with the grilled onions and lemon wedges.

Recipe courtesy of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking,

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I write fishing articles for Chasin' Tales Charters from time to time.