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Cajun Inspired Orange Roughie Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Andrea Alden

Lightly blackened and seasoned with a slightly spicy mixture this Cajun-inspired orange roughie is grilled in a cast iron skillet. Served on a bed of grilled vegetables and topped with tangy feta cheese and a squeeze of fresh citrus, this meal is bright and cheerful as well as easy to make.

Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
15 Min
Yield
2
Difficulty
Easy

Cajun Inspired Orange Roughie Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

2

orange roughie fillets

2 tbsp.

Cajun style seasoning

2 tbsp.

butter

1

lime

1

bell pepper, sliced

½ 

onion, sliced

1 tbsp.

oil, garlic infused or other flavored oil recommended

½ cup

feta cheese, crumbled for serving

salt and pepper to taste

Directions
  1. Begin by lighting your charcoal grill and allowing it to preheat. Take newspaper or paper towel and scrunch it up into a tube. Place inside the bottom of your charcoal starter. If there is a hole in the middle, wad another piece into a loose ball and fill the gap. Fill the chimney with quality lump charcoal like Napoleon’s Blackstone or Coconut charcoal. Use a BBQ lighter to ignite the paper in the bottom of the charcoal starter. Allow it to burn off. This will generate a white smoke. Your bottom charcoals should be lit and you will know you were successful if there is heat coming from the top of the charcoal starter when you carefully hold your hand overtop - please do not touch the metal or coals. It will take about 15 minutes for all of the charcoal to ignite. Open the bottom vents on your charcoal grill about ½ way open. Once lit, pour the charcoal into your BBQ on one side. Place the cooking grids in the lowered position within the grill. Close the lid and allow the BBQ to preheat to between 400 and 450°F. Place a cast iron skillet on the side of the grill without charcoal under it to heat.
  2. While the grill is heating up, slice the vegetables into bite-sized pieces and season the orange roughie fillets generously. Place the vegetables into a grill-safe baking tray, drizzle with oil, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Place the veggies onto the grill to start cooking for 10 minutes.
  3. After the veggies have been cooking for 10 minutes with the lid closed, move the cast iron skillet to direct heat – using heat resistant BBQ gloves. This is because you want to preheat the skillet using indirect heat so it doesn’t instantly burn the butter when you put it into the pan – add the butter to the skillet and allow it to melt. Place one, or both of the orange roughie fillets into the skillet – depends on how big the skillet is – and cook for 1 to 3 minutes per side, until slightly blackened and crisp. Carefully flip the fish over and cook another 1 to 3 minutes until slightly blackened and crisp on the other side.
  4. Remove the fish and vegetables from the grill, serving both with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a generous helping of vegetables and crumbled feta cheese.

Cajun-inspired orange roughie is grilled in a cast iron skillet because the fish is more delicate than the heartier salmon fillet. Even still, the smokiness from cooking using a barbecue is still there. Another benefit to using the skillet is that more of the fish develops the crunchy sear lending an even deeper flavor to an already delightful fish. Tell us your fishy grilling stories by sharing on our social pages using the hashtags #SeafoodBBQ and #NapoleonGrills.

Happy Grilling!

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - add charcoal

Preheat the charcoal grill by adding lit charcoal

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - season the fish

Season the fish fillets with Cajun Seasoning

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - cast iron and veggies

Preheat the Cast Iron Skillet, begin cooking vegetables

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - sizzling fish

Fry the Orange Roughie in the heated Cast Iron Skillet

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - crispy orange roughie

Once crispy on one side, flip the fish and continue to cook

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - Serve on a bed of grilled veg

Serve the Roughie over grilled vegetables

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - Top with creamy feta cheese

Top with creamy feta cheese

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - herbs and cirtrus

Garnish with fresh herbs and a squeeze of citrus

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Canjun Style Orange Roughie - add charcoal

Preheat the charcoal grill by adding lit charcoal

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - season the fish

Season the fish fillets with Cajun Seasoning

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - cast iron and veggies

Preheat the Cast Iron Skillet, begin cooking vegetables

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - sizzling fish

Fry the Orange Roughie in the heated Cast Iron Skillet

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - crispy orange roughie

Once crispy on one side, flip the fish and continue to cook

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - Serve on a bed of grilled veg

Serve the Roughie over grilled vegetables

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - Top with creamy feta cheese

Top with creamy feta cheese

Canjun Style Orange Roughie - herbs and cirtrus

Garnish with fresh herbs and a squeeze of citrus