A recipe for grilled cobia that is easy to fix with ingredients you always have in your home. Deliciously moist and full of flavor.
Naturally, eating fish and grilling tend to go hand in hand with summer time, we keep this in our freezer regularly though and so will eat it year round.
There's no better way to cook cobia, this is one of my favorite fish recipes.
❤️ Why you'll love it
- Super fast way to prepare, it's a simple recipe.
- Grilled Cobia is light and can be served for lunch or supper.
- Cobia has a delicious firm texture.
- Cobia Fillets
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Black Pepper
See recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities.
This is an overview of the recipe steps. For more detailed instructions visit the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Step 1: Turn on the grill and keep on high setting. Clean the grill if you need to.
- Step 2: In a small bowl mix the melted butter, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir well.
- Step 3: Brush liberally over the cobia fillets.
- Step 4: Place on the hot grill for 6-7 minutes on each side.
Hint: The cobia fillets we get are about 2" thick. This takes 6-7 minutes each side to cook. If yours are smaller/thinner you may need less time to cook. Depends on the thickness of the fish.
🔄 Substitutions and Variations
- Lime Juice - instead of lemon juice or lemon zest.
- Brown Sugar - for a little added sweetness.
- Balsamic Vinegar - for some umami and a balsamic glaze.
- Mango Salsa - pairs perfectly with these fish steaks.
- Chicken Broth - use this instead of melted butter.
- Mahi Mahi - if you have this instead of the fresh cobia.
- Cayenne Pepper - for a little heat.
- Garlic Powder - if you don't have garlic.
- Sesame Seeds - for some added texture.
- Soy Sauce - for some umami flavor.
- Vegetable Oil - instead of olive oil.
Served with my Grilled Mango on the side.
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Other than a bowl for mixing the butter marinade, all you'll need is a grill to cook the cobia.
If you don't have a grill, you can cook using a grill pan on the stove.
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If you have some leftovers, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Expert Tip: Keep it light and serve with salad, on a bed of rice, or beef it up and eat with potatoes and vegetables. Cobia Fish Tacos are amazing too.
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- 4 Large Cobia Fillets
- ⅓ Cup Butter Unsalted, melted
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat the grill on high setting. Clean if needed.
- Mix the melted butter, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir together.
- Brush liberally over the cobia fillets on both sides.
- Place on the grill and cook for about 6-7 minutes on each side.
- Remove and cover with foil for a couple minutes while you prepare the remaining sides.
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