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Grilled Kingfish Recipe
  • READY IN 3+ days

Grilled Kingfish

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"I don't like fish with dark meat, but I loved this recipe. My fishing guide gave it to me. Hope you like it. Kingfish is also known as King Mackerel."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    3 days 3 hrs

Directions

  1. Cover fish with water, refrigerate and let stand for 2 days. Change water every six hours.
  2. Two to twelve hours before fish is to be cooked, drain water and cover fish with salad dressing.
  3. Heat a grill to medium heat. Remove fish from marinade and place skin side down on grill. Cook until meat is tender and flaky, about 20 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Also, another helpful tip with kingfish. To take away the strong fishy taste, soak the fish in milk for several hours before cooking or, if you plan on freezing the fish, fill a ziplock bag with half water and half milk and freeze. This will also help take away the strong taste of the fish.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2009

Definitely not my thing and I used fish that I had caught hours before so it was guaranteed fresh.

 

7 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

Your captain must be used to long trips! We dispensed with the two days of soaking in water and did just fine. Our fish had been caught and fileted 24 hrs. earlier, kept in ziplock bags in ice. We simply skinned the filet, marinated in Wishbone Italian for maybe one hour, then grilled in the Weber kettle for maybe 20 minutes. Also sauteed some trimmings. All were superb! The fish was more tender and mild than I remember from store-bought Kingfish!

 
Sep 14, 2006

This is a delicious recipe and so easy. I have cooked far more elaborate recipes for fish that weren't as tasty. A real keeper.

 
Aug 10, 2009

If you really want to bleach out a King Fish soak the fillets in lemon juice and salt with enough water to cover completely over night. This gives you very white fish with a lemon taste.

 
Oct 30, 2013

I had four kingfish (roughly 20 lbs of meat), and knew this needed to be fresh. This meant skipping all the water stuff and going straight into the dressing. Marinaded most for an hour, but even just a half hour worked and fed an entire fraternity house with left overs. It's beat most of my more elaborate fish dishes and gotten to like fish who didn't like it before.

 
Aug 18, 2014

Pretty good, I added mayonnaise on top while grilling

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 806 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 64.9 g
  • 100%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 42.7 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 2091 mg
  • 84%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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