Grilled Fresh Florida Seasoned Redfish with Lime Butter Sauce

Monday, July 26, 2010
Fresh caught Seasoned Grilled Redfish in a Lime Butter Sauce.....
Hoping my good friend Drick at Drick's Rambling Cafe likes this one as his fish stories, wonderful fish recipes and food blog always inspire me and this recipe is a little like the Cajun way!

A big thanks goes out to my fabulous fisherman husband Nemo, who caught one of our favorites this morning at 7am! Below is the heavenly butter sauce that will go all over this delightful fresh catch! Lime, butter and garlic....smells so good, while its cooking.
Cajun seasonings, olive oil, lime and more are rubbed all over this beauty!
Seasoned to perfection and then grilled until fish is done and flakes away with a fork. Careful art goes into making great filets..he did a great job no bones about it!

You may have seen a previous post on Fried Florida Redfish Italian Style , which has instructions on how to filet this. Or maybe you never heard of this kind of fish, Redfish and your missing out on this. This is one of the most sought after fish along with Snook, in Florida waters, in the rivers and beaches, they feed and live in shallow water in seagrass and hard to come by. So last year my husband Nemo finally got a Kayak so he can go out and fish for is his first catch of this season!

Amazing catch this wonderful Sunday morning in the Indian River Lagoon near Cocoa, Florida, just before 7am. My adorable hubby caught this awesome Redfish for our lunch today, so lucky this Redfish, was in the right slot size at 26 inches, this bad boy was coming home with papa Nemo!

Ok so here's what you do!
Grilled Redfish:
Aluminum foil
2 large fresh Redfish cleaned made into filets preferably with skins on as it will stay juicier as it cooks on the grill the skin will fall right off the fish when cooked (he totally skinned this one before I could tell him to leave it on)
Olive oil
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
garlic powder
1 bottle of worcestershire sauce
Cajun seasonings( I used Weber seasonings)
rose salt or sea salt
fresh limes 2 or 3

Lay a big enough piece of foil out to fit your filet on, one for each piece of fish. Pour olive oil on the foil around 1/4 cup, coat fish on both side. Generously sprinkle with worcestershire sauce on one side, sprinkle top with garlic powder, cajun seasoning, rose or sea salt, and juice of 1/2 lime. Fold up the sides and middle of foil. Place on grill. Cook till fish is white and gently pulls away.
Lime Butter Sauce
In a large fry pan:
melt 1 stick of butter
add 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
add a drop of worcestershire sauce
Whisk all together.
Add 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro or italian parsley, and the juice of one fresh lime. Cook just a few minutes on low, making sure all the flavors have combine. Pour over grilled Redfish~
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  1. So if he is Nemo does that make you Dora? What a great looking recipe.

  2. @the manly housewife...yep your close, I would be Dori for sure except I can't swim at all!!!! should see how many people ask him about his name when he shows his ID, his whole Italian family has a generation after generation of Nemo's...its great! Too bad he didn't have Red hair too! lol

  3. Looks fabulous! I may have to switch my menu for one evening this week...

  4. Nemo found a Nemo! Fresh fish with lime butter????? Oh my!

  5. Nemo is a great name, love it! As for the fish, those look beautiful! too bad we don't seem to get any red fish around here, I'll have to substitute it with something else just so I can make the lime butter sauce to go on top :D

  6. Bellissimo blog, complimenti! :-)

  7. Blackened Redfish is a staple in Louisiana and Cajun dishes. Indeed Claudia, and harder to find in stores these days due to over fishing. The lime butter sauce is wonderfully prepared!

    Bon appetit!

  8. wow,a great recipe for a delicious dish!congrats for nemo!

  9. The Manly Housewife very clever!

    Great recipe with the lime butter sauce. You did the fish proud!

  10. Part Cajun, Part Italian - all perfect. Love the lime butter sauce. I could eat it plain!

  11. This post is making me hungry!

  12. This post is making me hungry!

  13. wow! I had redfish for the first time last summer, I am going to look for it at the seafood market next time I go in there. How lucky are you to get it freshly caught! Good job Nemo!!

  14. I love redfish. Those cajun spices with the lime butter sauce sound fantastic. I've had blackened redfish which is awesome. I hope my seafood market gets this fish in again. Great catch Nemo!

  15. YAY! Another foodie with a hubby fisherman! We are right down the road! :) I will try this recipe with the next mahi, thank you for sharing!

  16. Wow, great catch...Looks wonderful, and I can just imagine how perfect it was with the lime butter:)

  17. you are right, this is great and one I will like - love the sauce Claudia, it is right up my alley...

  18. This looks incredible!! Can practically taste it!!

  19. What a great catch! Nothing beats cooking up fresh fish that you caught yourself. What a delicious butter sauce!

  20. I don't think I have ever seen such fresh fish! A simple dish, beautifully prepared. Love the lime butter sauce. Perfection!!

  21. That's big fish! Love the lime butter sauce with garlic as a flavour boost...perfect for fish!

  22. I've never had the pleasure of having redfish.

    I will certainly borrow that lime butter sauce to put on my favourite fish. Thanks.

    Flavourful wishes,

  23. Can I place an order with Nemo? I'll take 2 red fish, hand delivered for this weekend. We eat the fish and then I'll take you guys to Asheville.

  24. I've never heard of red fish. It looks delicious. But then I'm partial to fish.
    Great recipe!

  25. Yummy fish :) I love fish and this recipe is a must try :)

  26. Oh Claudia, I'm so glad that there are a few smart fish eaters out there....we adore redfish. It is also native to the shores of South Carolina, but.... there's a big but is not well-known in the 'upstate' of SC so you can't find it anywhere! We have to go to Hilton Head to enjoy it. This fall when we go again, I'm buying a bunch to bring home and freeze! I will most certainly be making this recipe. This butter sounds incredible!!!!!


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