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Garlic Butter Grilled Fish with Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Butter Grilled Fish with Zucchini Noodles is a quick and easy dinner to make any night of the week. A healthy and filling dinner that the entire family will love.

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We hear that we should all be eating more fish and our favorite way to enjoy it is on the grill. Don’t be intimidated by grilling fish!

It is seriously simple and great for busy weeknights. We also love this Maple Glazed Salmon or Honey Garlic Catfish for a quick dinner.

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Fish is often my pick for dinner when I forget to plan ahead. If you have frozen filets, they can be thawed by the time you get your grill going.

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This summer, we have been trying all kinds of new ways to use our garden produce and one of our favorites for the zucchini and summer squash is to make noodles! They are so simple to make. My handy vegetable chopper (that is seriously affordable and saves so much time) came with a spiral attachment. So you don’t have to have one of those expensive spiralizers to give this a try.

How to Make Garlic Butter Grilled Fish

collage of sablefish on the grill brushed with garlic butter, grilled fish and fish on a sheet pan

  • Preheat the grill to 300°.  We recommend oak or pecan wood for smoking fish.
  • Pat fish filets dry and place on a baking pan.
  • Prepare the garlic butter by combining butter, fresh minced or grated garlic and chopped herbs of your choice. We used parsley for this recipe. Thyme, dill, basil or rosemary would also be delicious.
  • Place fish over indirect heat, using a grill pan if you are nervous about the fish sticking to the grill. If your fish has skin, always place the skin side down.
  • Brush the fish with garlic butter.
  • Close the grill lid and cook about 8 – 10 minutes. Check fish with a digital thermometer and cook until it reaches 145°. Fish should be flaky when it is cooked through.
  • Remove from grill and place on a baking sheet.

Fish cooks quickly so you will want to prepare your zucchini noodles while your grill is getting hot.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

collage of zucchini noodles, a skillet with cooked peppers and onions, adding zucchini noodles to the pan and cooked

  • Cut zucchini and/or yellow squash into spiralized noodles. You could also use a vegetable peeler and cut into ribbons if preferred.
  • Dice onions and sweet peppers (we used banana peppers) and mince garlic.
  • Pour olive oil into a skillet and place over medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic. Cook 3 minutes.
  • Add red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, thyme, oregano, basil, sugar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add zucchini spirals and cook until softened, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and keep warm until fish is ready.

Oval platter with zucchini noodles and grilled fish filets, black napkin to the side

  • Serve grilled fish over zucchini noodles.

Recipe Note

We used sablefish or black cod for this recipe. Any firm white fish will work. We also love halibut, cod and catfish cooked with the same method and recipe.

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Add grilled fish to your menu this week, it’s a game changer for busy nights and always a family favorite.


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Garlic Butter Grilled Fish with Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Butter Grilled Fish with Zucchini Noodles is a quick and easy dinner to make any night of the week. A healthy and filling dinner that the entire family will love. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Fish & Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish and zucchini noodles, grilled fish, healthy dinner recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 866kcal


For the Fish

  • 4 fish filets sablefish or black cod, halibut or cod
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 grated garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley dill or thyme

For the Zucchini Noodles

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup diced peppers
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 /2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 4 cups zucchini noodles


  • Prepare a grill fire to about 350° with pecan or oak for smoke flavor.
  • Pat fish filets dry and place on a baking sheet.
  • Make the garlic butter by melting butter with grated garlic clove, cook for 3 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in parsley.
  • Cook fish over indirect fire and brush with garlic butter. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Check internal temperature with a digital thermometer, cooking until it reaches 145°. Fish will be flaky.
  • While the grill is getting hot, make the zucchini noodles.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, minced garlic, onions and peppers. Cook 3 minutes.
  • Add in red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, lemon juice and spices.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add in zucchini noodles and cook for about 5 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • Keep warm until fish is ready.
  • Serve fish over zucchini noodles.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 866kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 36g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 993mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g

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