Grilled Yellowtail Recipes

Place the fish in a large bowl, cover with the garlic mixture, olive oil, and lime juice, season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a little black pepper, and let stand for 30 minutes.

Lay the fish directly over the heat and grill for about 2 minutes, or until the grill marks are a rich brown and the fish releases from the grill; flip it over and grill for another 2 minutes; then move it to the cooler side and let it coast slowly to perfect doneness (the fish will flake when pressed firmly with a finger); or light a charcoal fire and let it burn until the charcoal is covered with white ash.

Place each fillet on a dinner plate, top with the Charred Tomato-Nopal Salsa, and top with the chicharron crumbles.

Grilling yellowtail is really quite easy, the trick is no to overcook the fish. Lightly coat the fish in olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper, and over high heat grill for 3 – 4 minutes per side. About one minute before removing yellowtail from the grill put a dollop of maitre’d butter on top.

How to Grill Yellowtail Fish

Grilled Yellowtail with Mango Salsa 🔗


Prep: 0 30min0

Total: 0 36min0

Serving Size: 1 of 8 servings

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 of 8 servings, calories 256, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 2g, Carbohydrate 18g, Fiber 4g, Sugar 11g, Protein 22g, Cholesterol 47mg, Sodium 545mg


  • 4 (6 ounce) yellowtail fillets (silver perch and yellowtail snapper are ok substitutes)
  • 4 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 4 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Mango Salsa, recipe follows
  • 2 mangoes, small dice
  • 1 medium red onion, small dice
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, small dice
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 2 large limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium heat and oil the grates using a brush or paper towel.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the chile powder, salt, and pepper together. Coat the yellowtail fillets with a light layer of olive oil and sprinkle with the chile mixture. Place each fillet flesh side down on a hot grill and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip fillets over and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from grill and top with Mango Salsa.
  3. To make mango salsa, combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir well. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.


Are yellowtail good eating?

It seems like yellowtail would be a good fish to grill because its dark, meaty flesh readily absorbs flavors; you can’t really go wrong with grilled yellowtail, unless you overcook it.

What does grilled yellowtail taste like?

Come enjoy this great fish and even more of the amazing sushi and sashimi we offer at our San Diego locations, including yellowtail fish, which is a sushi classic for several reasons, including its deliciousness, healthfulness, and versatility in preparation.

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