Spicy Catalina Swai


Tasty grilled fish fillet with a tantalizing color and zesty, zingy taste. I love to experiment with grilling fish and marinades, and this is one I've recently come up with. Recipe also works well with trout; haven't tried it with other types of fish, though. If cooking more than one fish, grill each in separate foil to preserve flavor.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 fish fillet


  • 1 (4 ounce) fillet swai fish

  • cup Catalina salad dressing

  • 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon sea salt

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

  2. Place a large piece of aluminum foil on a work surface; pinch edges together forming a boat-like shape to contain liquids. Pour Catalina dressing in the middle of the aluminum foil. Place fish fillet in the dressing, turning to coat fish in dressing completely.

  3. Mix chile-garlic sauce, garlic powder, ground black pepper, sea salt, red pepper flakes, mustard powder, and white pepper together in a small bowl. Coat both sides of fish fillet with spice mixture. Wrap aluminum foil around coated fish fillet and dressing, sealing the edges together.

  4. Cook fish on the preheated grill until opaque and flakes easily with a fork, 8 to 12 minutes.


Cook's Note:

I typically like my food extremely spicy, so you may want to take it a little easier on the crushed red pepper and Sriracha(R) hot sauce. You can let the fish sit and marinate in the refrigerator overnight (in which case the prep time will be more than 5 minutes), but it also tastes great straight onto the grill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

542 Calories
41g Fat
27g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 542
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1918mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 9mg 52%
Potassium 336mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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