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Grilled Spiced Fish Recipe

Grilled Spiced Fish Recipe

These moist flaky fillets provide a welcome change of pace at summer cookouts. Chris McBee of Xenia, Ohio peppers a savory herb rub with cayenne, then works it into the fish. Even steak lovers will be smacking their lips.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 red snapper or orange roughy fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil and thyme

Directions

  • 1. Spoon oil over fish. In a small bowl, combine the seasonings; sprinkle over fish and press into both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill fillets, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 202 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 664 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.