Greg Garvey's Grilled Redfish

Greg Garvey's Grilled Redfish
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Recipe to cook Greg Garvey's Grilled Redfish. Everyone who tries this grilled redfish instantly declares it some of the best fish they've ever had.


  • 3 to 5 pounds redfish filet (half a fish), leave scales on the back
  • about 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • about 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • about 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • about 3/4 cup vinegar and oil based Italian salad dressing
  • 1 sliced lemon


  1. The Number Served Depends on the Size of the Fish
  2. Liberally spread minced garlic over the top of the fish. Sprinkle generously with Creole seasoning. Wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.
  3. Heat a charcoal or propane grill to medium heat -- about 350°F.
  4. Put fish on grill, scales side down. Baste with melted butter and arrange lemon slices over the top of the fish as shown in photo below. Cover grill.
  5. TIP: According to Greg, if the grill heat is too high, the fish scales will start to curl -- if that starts to happen with your fish, open the grill lid until the temperature lowers.
  6. Baste with butter periodically while the fish is cooking to keep it moist. Overall cooking time will depend on the size of your fish, but it is done when the flesh is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. The average size redfish (about a 15 pound fish), which will result in two filets of about 3 1/2 to 4 pounds each, will take about 45 minutes overall cooking time.
  7. About 15 minutes before the fish is done, brush heavily with some of the Italian dressing. brush on more dressing at the completion of cooking. Serve.
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