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One thing that I love doing after catching fish is grilling it. Grilled fish is always one of the best ways to prepare fish. There is always a danger of drying out your fish when choosing to grill it. We found this amazing sheepshead recipe from Tarheel foodie. We like to keep it simple so the spicy grilled sheepshead recipe is the perfect grill recipe.

Spicy Grilled Sheepshead Ingredients:

  • 2lbs sheepshead fillets
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram
  • Pepper Flakes
  • Old Bay Seasoning

How to make Spicy Grilled Sheepshead:

  • Have your sheepshead fillets with the skin still on. This gives you an excellent side of protection from the heat of the grill. This skin layer may stick to the foil when fish is cooked. Do not be afraid the meat will come right up.
  • Prepare your seasoning/marinate the night before. Place your sheepshead into a gallon zip lock bag. Cut your lemon in half and squeeze in all the juice. Add your garlic, chives, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and marjoram into the bag and shake all together. Let the fish sit for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Cover your grill with aluminum foil and coat with olive oil to ensure fish does not stick
  • Heat your grill to a medium heat and when the grill hits 250 to 300 degrees it is ready for the fish.
  • Place the fillets on the aluminum foil with the skin side down. On the meat side, lightly sprinkle some old bay seasoning. This will make the dish a little spicy but should pair well with your already marinated sheepshead fillets.
  • Take another piece of aluminum foil and cover the fish to ensure the moisture stays in and the sheepshead does not dry out.
  • Cook on low to medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until the fish is done.
This sheepshead recipe allows for you to grill other vegetables while cooking the fish. We personally love to cook sliced zucchini and squash on the grill. There are so many-sided that you can pair with the fish on the grill that is made for one of the best sheepshead recipes that we have cooked. Enjoy your spicy grilled sheepshead on a bed of white rice with freshly grilled vegetables.

Tarheel Foodie