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Grilled Skin on Fish

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo, Primal
Servings 4
Calories 20 kcal


  • 8 White fish fillets (small-medium- I used yellow fin tuna and red snappert hey should be de-scaled and de-headed)
  • 1/4 c Softened butter
  • 1/4 c garlic (minced)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Lemons


  1. Take de-scaled and de-headed fish fillets and cut flesh to the spine at a 45-degree angle from tip to tail and vice versa, creating Xs on both sides (see photo).
  2. Mix together softened butter and minced garlic.
  3. Using a spatula, evenly spread garlic butter on all sides of the fish, making sure to fill each of the crevices with as much tasty garlic butter as possible.
  4. Heat grill to medium heat.
  5. Place fish on grill and grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until flesh is flaky and white to the bone.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges, and garnish with a sprinkle of dried dill if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Skin on Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 20 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.