Grilled Lime Pompano


An amazing refreshing fish that is low in mercury, available at your local Asian market, or able to be caught yourself if your in the Southeast coastal United States. Some of the tastiest fish I've had...and it has big bones which is nice if you're the type that hates having to pick those little bones out of your mouth.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 pompano fish


  • ¼ cup coconut oil

  • 1 (1 pound) whole pompano fish, gutted and cleaned

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Preheat grill to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking dish with aluminum foil. Place dish in the grill, away from direct heat.

  2. Drop coconut oil onto the foil and close grill long enough to melt oil. Place fish in the oil and turn until it is coated in oil on both sides; season with salt and pepper. Close grill.

  3. Cook on the grill until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Carefully transfer fish and foil onto a plate and slide fish off the foil. Squeeze lime juice over fish.

Cook's Note:

You may want to save one half of the lime to add more as you eat to the inside parts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
32g Fat
2g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 763mg 16%

* 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.