Spicy Marinated Fish

To kick the fish up, add more peppers – or change the jalapeno to habaneros. Or try Hi Mountain Seasonings rub blends. I especially like the garlic and black pepper rub to use on pretty much everything. But they also have rubs specific to venison, steak and salmon.


Spicy Marinated Fish


  • 4 6 – 8 ounce firm fish fillets
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced (or leave some seeds in for heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Combine first garlic and next 5 ingredients and mash together with the back side of a large spoon. Add remaining ingredients except olive oil and mix well. Add oil in a thin stream while whisking. Place fillets in a glass, plastic or ceramic dish and pour marinade over. Cover and refrigerate. After 30 minutes, flip fish over, cover and marinate for 30 minutes more. Grill, pan sear or broil until fish is just cooked.

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