Tips for Grilling Fish
July is National Grilling Month, and while we love our burgers and hot dogs – why not try grilling seafood? Fish is great on the grill – if you’ve camped and cooked your latest catch over a fire you know how great it tastes! But it can be intimidating to grill fish, so here are some of the best tips to create a great meal on the grill.
Choose the right fish to grill
First, pick the right fish for the grill. When you’re grilling fish, you want to look for whole fish or steaks because they hold together better on the grill. Fillets will work as well but you’ll need to be careful when you flip the pieces because they’ll be more delicate. Oiling your grill and your fish is a great way to keep the fish from sticking.
How to know when fish is done
The key to grilling great fish is to know when it’s done. When you first put the fish on the grill – leave it alone until it’s ready to be flipped. If you’re grilling fillets, watch for flaky and opaque edges before you flip it. If you’re grilling a whole fish, stuff it with add some herbs and lemon slices to add flavor, moisture and some space to let the heat from the grill through to cook the fish. With salmon or swordfish steaks, the fish will flake easily with a fork and be opaque when it’s ready to eat. Fish is not completely cooked if any part of the meat is still glossy and partially translucent. One exception is a great tuna steak – tuna is typically prepared rare or medium rare and seared on both sides. If you’ve never grilled tuna before – this recipe for Grilled Tuna with Olive Relish is a great place to start.
Recipes for grilled fish
Ready to grill some fish? Here are some of the best grilled fish recipes to get you started:
- Lemon Pepper Catfish
- Simple Bahamian Grilled Fish
- Bobby Flay’s Grilled Fish Tacos
- Grilled Swordfish with Lemon, Mint and Basil
The seafood experts at Coborn’s can help you find the perfect fish for your meal. And at CobornsDelivers, we don’t order our fish until after all of your orders are in. They arrive the next morning just before the truck heads out to your house to deliver your groceries!
What’s your favorite type of fish? Have you grilled seafood before?