Grilled Fish with Brazilian Garlic Marinade

Grilled Fish with Brazilian Garlic Marinade

39 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 20 minutes; part of Grilled Main Dishes collection

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4 each Fish Steaks; Tuna, Swordfish, or Salmon
6 cloves Garlic; peeled
1/2 medium Onion; quartered
1/2 medium Red bell pepper; stemmed, quartered, seeded
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Dry white wine
2 tablespoon Ketchup
2 tablespoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper; freshly ground
1/4 cup Cilantro; freshly chopped

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1) Rinse the fish steaks under cold running water, then drain and blot dry with paper towels. Place in a nonreactive baking dish just large enough to hold them flat in a single layer and set asside while you prepare the marinade.

2) Combine the garlic, onion, bell pepper, oil, wine, ketchup, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a blender and process to a smooth puree. Add the cilantro and pulse just to mix. Marinate fish for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

3) Preheat the grill to high.

4) When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Remove the fish steaks from the marinade and arrange, facing the same direction, on the hot grate. If using tuna, grill until cooked to taste, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare, turning over carefully with a long spatula. For and attractive crosshatch of grill marks, rotate the steaks 90 after the first 2 minutes on each side.

5) Transfer the steaks to serving plates or a platter and serve immediately.

Note: When cooking Swordfish or Salmon, cook the steaks until opaque in the center when pierced with a knife, 4 to 6 minutes per side.


We really enjoyed this meal. We will be making this again in the future.

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11/11/15: Not bad. Decent flavor. Didn't grill. Better when broiled then baked.
nessadot 5m ago

This was amazing! Followed the recipe exactly as written, and it turned out beautifully. I did cook the remaining marinade, and glad I did. Thanks Keith!
argirl 7m ago

So good!
hollyvogen 9m ago

Delicious flavors! Didn't do the roasted red pepper but will try it next time. Used with swordfish, moon fish and marlin. All great fish for the flavor of this marinade.
IronChefChachi 1y ago

This was excellent! I used tuna and I broiled it. My 3 yr old and 5 yr old who do NOT like fish ate it up!! I was thrilled beyond belief. I served it with black bean and cumin rice. Delicious!! Thank you for sharing.
Arvan43 1y ago

Delicious! The kids cleaned their plates too!
tcats6 1y ago

Instead of two tbs paprika I used 1 1/2 tbs paprika and 1/2 tbs cayenne pepper. It was just hot enough. Very good flavor! I had swai fish on hand so used that. I will definitely try it on salmon next time.
marybradshaw 2y ago

Very yummy!! I used red snapper fillets. I only had smoked paprika but I didn't want an overwhelming smoked flavour, so I only used 4 teaspoons. Great recipie. :)
QldTreefrog 2y ago

We don't eat much fish and this was incredible and very easy to prepare.
Deejay1964 2y ago

Very delicious marinade. Made a nice sauce out of the remaining portion
KristySim 2y ago

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