From Corvina is known for its white, tender and flaky meat. It is a versatile fish, which can go in many different preparations. White corvina - also called white seabass, corvina blanca or king croaker - is a member of the Sciaenidae family. Corvina steaks are thicker than fillets and hold up well to a rubust spice mixture. Blackening the corvina is a wonderful method for the fish as the smokiness of the grill adds to the fish's delicate flavor.

Recipe by MyRecipes September 2012


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Step 1: Preheat your grill to medium heat

  • Step 2: Combine paprika, garlic salt, thyme, black pepper and red pepper to create a spice rub.

  • Step 3: Melt the butter and pour into a bowl. (I use half butter & half olive oil)

  • Step 4: Dip each piece of fish in the butter, then sprinkle if with the spice mixture.

  • Step 5: Place the fish on well oiled grill (on a grill pan) and grill the fish steaks for 3-4 minutes, covred with a lid. Turn the fish with a spatula then cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side. (I personally found cooking times to be ~25 minutes overall.)

  • Step 6: Serve each blackened corvina steak with a sprinkle of dill over the top and accompanying lemon wedge.

  • Notes:

  • To reduce the amount of saturated fat in this dish can use any 3 Tbsp combination of butter and olive oil. Corvina is high in protein, but very low in fat.

  • To reduce the spiciness of the dish, omit the ground red pepper. To make it hotter, increase the amount of red pepper to 2 tsp.

  • Be sure to use corvina while fresh; this type of fish spoils quickly.