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Simply Grilled Wahoo


  • 1 ½ pounds wahoo fillets, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the grill to medium-high.

In a small bowl, combine butter, lime juice, zest, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

Place fish in a baking dish and cover with marinade and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Place fish on a well-oiled grill. Cook about 4 to 5 minutes.  Turn over and grill about 4 to 5 minutes longer or until done.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  MM2


Sleek, silvery blue predators, wahoo may reach 8 ft in length and weigh in excess of 100 pounds! For NC, there is no size limit on recreational catches of wahoo at this time.

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist