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Whole Grilled Pompano

Whole Grilled Pompano

Whole Grilled Pompano Is A Simple And Effective Way For Cooking Your Fresh Catch

A whole grilled pompano is a way for cooking a Florida pompano the entire family will love. It is an easy way to prepare your fresh pompano fish. One of the reasons anglers love targeting pompano is because of how great they are for eating. They can be caught right from the beach and do not require anglers to have a boat. They have one of the tastiest white fillets from any inshore species of fish. Fixing this delicious meal is quick, fun, and easy, so let us dive into what you will need to fix it.

How do you fix pompano on the grill?

whole pompano fish for grilling

Fresh whole pompano fish for grilling.

The first thing you will need to do is prepare the pompano for the grill. You can leave the head or remove it. Many times it is best to leave it on for the best presentation. The next thing to do is to gut the pompano fish.  Insert the knife in the anus and fillet up. This action will open up the gut cavity and allow you to remove all guts easily. You will notice the pompano does not have scales, so you should cut a few slits into the side of it to help cook it through.

How to cook pompano on the grill

Whole Grilled Pompano

Whole Grilled Pompano Makes For A Delicious Meal.

Once the pompano is ready for grilling, cover the outside of the fish with garlic powder. It gives the pompano fish a subtle garlic taste when eating a piece of the skin. Before placing the pompano fish on the grill, spray it down with oil to keep it from sticking to the grill. It would be in your best interest to spray the grill down as well. The worst thing is when you cook the pompano perfectly, and it sticks to the grill because you did not use enough spray oil.

How long to grill whole pompano fish? 

Grilled Pompano For Dinner

Grilled Pompano For Dinner

Cooking the pompano to perfection is paramount to an excellent pompano dinner. Heating the grill to 375°F is the right temperature for cooking the fish evenly. Do not let the grill get hotter than 400°F or colder than 350°F. Cook the Florida pompano for 7 to 9 minutes on each side. This will allow for the fish to cook through without letting the juices out and drying the fish out.

Grilled Pompano Ingredients:

  • 1 Large pompano (Minimum 1 Pound), Cleaned and Gutted
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 2 Lime Slices Per Fish
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

Pompano Cooking Instructions:

  1. Rub the garlic powder all over the pompano. Let is stay by refrigerating for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat-up the grill to 375°F. Spray the cooking oil all over the pompano.
  3. Place 2 lime slices on a sise and grill.
  4. Grill each side for 7 to 9 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with your favorite veggies or sides.

No matter how you grill it, whole grilled pompano will make for a delicious meal that your family will love. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to leave us a comment below or email us at Make sure to check out our pompano species page for other excellent pompano fishing blogs. Make sure to check out our other amazing one of a kind pompano recipes for any occasion. Don't forget to get stocked with our pompano jigs for your next fishing trip. Fill a cooler with fish to enjoy a whole grilled pompano for dinner.

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