Grilled Dorado in a Lemon Butter Sauce | Dorado Food Recipes | Fishwife

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Because everyone loves butter and garlic… so why not!

Grilled Dorado in a Lemon Butter Sauce

Serves 4

Cook Time

12 min


  2. 1 pack of Greenfish Dorado portions (1kg)
  3. 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  4. 1 tablespoon Butter (melted)
  5. Salt & Pepper
  7. 6 tablespoons Butter
  8. 1 Shallot / small onion (chopped finely)
  9. 1 heaped teaspoon of Garlic (minced)
  10. 1/4 cup Chicken Stock
  11. 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat a grill to medium heat
  2. Place Dorado portions in a bowl and season with salt and pepper
  3. Drizzle the fish portions with olive oil and 1 tablespoon melted butter
  4. Place the fish on a tray lined with foil and grill on medium heat for about 12 minutes
  5. To make the sauce: while the fish is cooking melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small saucepan
  6. Add finely chopped onion to the butter and sauté for about 2 minutes or until softened
  7. Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute
  8. Add the chicken stock and simmer until reduced by half
  9. Add the lemon juice and cook for 2 more minutes
  10. Remove the pan from the heat
  11. Add the remaining butter 1 tablespoon at a time until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired
  13. Pour butter sauce over the fish once ready to serve.


  1. It is important not to overcook Dorado. If you are worried rather take the fish out and test it with a fork. The fish should flake easily and still be moist when done.

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  • Douglas on

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Dorado is such a unique fish and I’m glad that you’re sharing recipes on how to cook this delicious fish!

  • Andrew on

    I used whole Dorado fish with this recipe. I’m not one for bbqing fish but this turned out really nice. Thanks you

  • Julid Frommert on

    We tested your recipe for Dorado fish caught in Mexico!!!! Oh ya baby! You nailed it. Thank you♡♡

  • Ella Strauss on

    Delicious! Thank you for teaching me how to cook Dorado!

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