Timber 2 Table - Grilled Redfish on the Half Shell

There's more than one way to cook a redfish and this skin-on grilled method is quick, easy, and delicious

Grilled Redfish on the Half Shell

15 Min

Prep Time

25 Min

Cook Time





No one can argue that redfish, also known as red drum, puppy drum, or red bass, depending on location, aren't one of the tastier fish that swims. In fact, after famed Chef Paul Prudhomme introduced this country to his blackened redfish recipe, we almost ate them out of existence. Thankfully, through sound management and increased harvest regulations, redfish have made a comeback and are once again thriving in our coastal waters.

This simple cooking method is a great way to make dinner after a day on the water.

To serve, cut the fish into individual portions, leaving the skin attached. Diners can use their forks to flake the cooked fish away from the skin as they eat.

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1 redfish, or other heavy skinned fish, filleted, skin on

3 tablespoons butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons of your favorite blackening seasoning or bbq rub

Salt and pepper

Cooking Instructions

Start by melting the butter in a saucepan or small skillet. Once the butter starts to bubble, add the garlic. Don't overheat or you will burn both the garlic and the butter. Sauté the garlic for 3-4 minutes or until soft.

Drizzle the fish with garlic butter before seasoning.

Heat your grill to about a medium heat, 250-300 degree range. Place the fish, skin side down, directly on the grill rack.

Grill the fish skin side down over medium heat.