Serve your family a home cooked dinner any weeknight with this easy 5-minute Simple Seasoned Grilled Fish recipe!
Prep Time 1 minuteminute
Cook Time 4 minutesminutes
Total Time 5 minutesminutes
16ouncesfish fillets(four 4-ounce fillets, see notes)
1teaspoonOld Bay seasoning
chopped parsleyfor garnish, optional
Start by preheating your pan or grill. Place the grill pan, skillet, or saute pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat and let it warm while you prep the fish fillets. If you're using an indoor electric grill, go ahead and heat it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Brush one side of the fish fillets lightly with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, Old Bay, and paprika.
Place the fillets on the pan or grill with the seasoned side down.
Brush the second side with olive oil and sprinkle with additional seasonings.
Cook the fillets for about 2 minutes. Use a wide spatula to turn the fillets over and cook an additional 2 minutes. (Note: If using an indoor grill, place the fillets on the preheated grill and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. For the George Foreman grill, it takes approximately 4 minutes.)
Transfer the cooked fillets to a plate. Sprinkle with chopped parsley (optional) and drizzle with lemon juice.
This recipe works with any mild-tasting white fleshed fish; I often make it with sole but it also works with flounder, tilapia, and even wild caught fish such as redfish. You'll have the best results with flat, thin fillets.
The olive oil should prevent the fish from sticking to your pan or grill. If you want to be extra sure, you can use a non-stick pan and coat it with cooking spray just before placing the fish onto it.