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Aluminum Foil Grilled Amberjack

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  • 2 One-Pound portions of fresh Amberjack boneless and skinless
  • 2 tbsp of Minced Garlic
  • Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to Taste
  • 1 tsp of Paprika
  • 4 tbsp of Unsalted Butter
  • Juice from two Large Lemons Freshly Squeezed


  • Optional: If you really like a smoky grilled flavor on your fillets, you can brush them with olive oil and place them on the grill until grate marks begin to appear on each side or about 1 ½ minutes per side. Then continue with the rest of this recipe.
  • Preheat Grill to Medium-High Heat. Cut two 10×10 inch pieces of aluminum foil and lay them out on a flat surface. Place each piece of fish in the center and slightly angle all edges up so no liquid will escape while preparing recipe.
  • Add bell peppers, onion, and garlic in even amounts over fish. Also top with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and paprika. Put butter in right before closing up aluminum foil.
  • Bring foil up over each piece and close all edges with tight folds. Leave a small pocket above fish to all for adequate steaming. Place in grill with lid closed, off of direct heat. Cook for about 25-30 minutes. When done be careful opening aluminum as steam will escape and be extremely hot. Serve with your favorite grilled summer vegetables such as squash, zucchini, or asparagus tips.
  • Enjoy!!


Note: Can also be done in the oven. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

One comment

  1. 5 stars
    Love Amberjack! This recipe is flavorful and keeps the fish moist! The onions are an added texture and flavor. I added fresh rosemary, basil, & oregano to the onions with butter and olive oil.

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