Grilled Fish Recipe With Mango Salsa for Summer Cookouts

By Debbie Hanson

Jun 23, 2020

Simple grilled fish recipe directions. How to grill fish, add tropical mango salsa for a tasty summer dinner that you can make for your family in minutes

Summer is the perfect time to pick out a favorite grilled fish recipe and fire up the grill. The best fish to grill will be species such as halibut or mahi-mahi because the fillets are firm, and if you top the fillets with mango salsa before serving, it will add a touch of tasty tropical flavor. Learning how to grill fish is easy, it won't take you long to master.

How to Grill Fish

The best way to grill fish is to make sure that your grill is hot before you add the fillets. If you place fillets on a cold grill, the fish will stick to the grates. In addition, be sure to brush olive oil on both sides of the fish before placing the fillets on the grill.

There are plenty of healthy fish recipes you can make outdoors on the grill following your family fishing adventures. If you don't have much experience with cooking fish, and want to know how to cook fish on the grill this summer, just follow these simple directions:

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 (4-6-oz.) halibut steaks or mahi-mahi fillets
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mango Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Grilled Fish Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high and brush fish with olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  2. Grill fish until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  3. Mix mango salsa ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve salsa over fish.

Once this summer grilled fish recipe is served, your family will probably be asking you to make it more often.

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.