I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for about nine years now, and if there’s one food I can’t get enough of it’s the fresh fish!
My husband loves to fish and often goes out with his buddies, but I don’t mind one bit because we all get to reap the rewards. This is just one reason why we often skip grilling steaks and serve up fish instead.
After learning to cook fish many ways, my husband and I both agree that we absolutely love it grilled. There’s just something about the smoky flavor and the ease of cooking that has us hooked .
Let’s tackle some of our favorite grilled fish and seafood recipes!
Claudia is joined by Robin Shreeves in creating this list.
Easy Grilled Salmon
We have a secret technique up our sleeves that prevents fish from sticking to the grill plates, so clean up is a cinch. Oh, and we also include four mouth-watering marinades for you to try. Whether your tastes are simple or fancy this recipe has you covered. —CC
Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Mango Salsa
This entire dish is exploding with flavor, but it all comes together in sweet harmony. It’s hearty and filling but won’t weigh you down! —CC
Grilled Whole Fish Stuffed With Herbs and Chillies
This super simple, flavorful grilled fish comes from China’s Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous region. The grill's heat wilts the herbs tucked in the fish and fills it with flavor. The ideal fish for this recipe is tilapia, but red snapper works, too. —RS
Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
If you are craving fish and tacos, why not have the best of both worlds with these bright and fresh tacos? Just be sure to use a firm fish such as sea bass, halibut, or swordfish so that they’ll hold up. —CCContinue to 5 of 21 below.
Grilled Whole Salmon With Preserved Lemon Relish
Wild salmon is great to grill whole, particularly when it's super fresh. Make this recipe the same day you get the whole salmon—don't wait. Simply stuff the salmon with a relish of chopped preserved lemons, parsley, dill, and shallots and grill. —RS
Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter
The best thing about this recipe (besides the fact that it can be on the table in under half an hour) is that there isn’t a need for a marinade. —CC
Smoky Paprika Shrimp Skewers
Marinate shrimp in a spicy paprika garlic sauce, skewer them, then grill. They're done in about 8 minutes. Fresh or frozen shrimp (defrosted first, of course) works for this recipe so you can make it any time the mood strikes. —RS
Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa
It seems that adding a fresh salsa to grilled salmon is the way to go, so try adding in a little sweetness with peaches. It’ll beautifully balance out the flavors of the creamy avocado and zesty salmon! —CCContinue to 9 of 21 below.
Grilled Trout With Dill and Lemon
This whole trout recipe uses lemon slices, fresh dill, and butter, a simple but perfect trio for fish. Since trout's skin is so delicate, creating an aluminum "boat" to hold the fish keeps it together and makes for super easy grill cleanup. —RS
Salmon Teriyaki Skewers with Pineapple
FRESH is the name of the game for this easy recipe. We’re talking fresh salmon, fresh pineapple, and a scratch-made teriyaki marinade that’ll have you licking your fingers clean! — CC
Grilled Branzino with Rosemary Vinaigrette
If you don’t have access to Branzino, don’t fret! You can use Pacific rock cod, Atlantic sea bass, or any fish that is the size of a platter. We created a rosemary vinaigrette that is drizzled right on the fish after it’s grilled. —CC
Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers
A savory garlic butter sauce flavors these large shrimp on a stick. Super easy to cook, they make a pleasing and impressive appetizer for cocktail hour. —RSContinue to 13 of 21 below.
Easy Salmon Foil Packets with Vegetables
Foil packet cooking is so convenient on a camping trip. Assemble these salmon—flavored with harissa paste—in foil packets a day ahead of time. Keep them very cold until you're ready to throw them on the grill or directly on a grate placed over a fire pit. Rather than putting them in the oven as this recipe suggests, grill the packets until the salmon is fully cooked between 140º to 145º F. —RS
Grilled Tuna Kebabs
Try something a little different with these kebabs. Grilling tip: Soak the skewers before you grill so they don’t catch fire. —CC
Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Lemon Oregano Marinade
Swordfish is hearty and is sure to fill anyone up. Its flavor is amplified ten-fold by the fresh and bright made-from-scratch marinade! Homemade beats anything from the bottle any day. —CC
This is how you cook paella for a crowd! Your grill can often handle a large skillet better than the biggest burner on your stovetop. Keep the grill heat even and steady to cook perfect paella outdoors. —RSContinue to 17 of 21 below.
Grilled Shrimp With Lemon Pepper Couscous
Skewered shrimp, seasoned with a seafood dry rub, cooks on high heat for a short time, then it's slid off the skewer and onto lemon pepper couscous. Quick, easy, and oh-so-flavorful. —RS
This recipe guides you in grilling oysters of various sizes and types, all with a garlic lemon sauce. There are tips for both novice and expert shuckers. Smaller oysters benefit from rock salt or rice steadying them in a pan on top of the grill so they don't tip over or fall through. —RS
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Everything's better with bacon, even shrimp. Coat shrimp with lime and chili powder, wrap them in uncooked bacon, skewer, and grill. You'll have a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next backyard shindig. —RS
Grilled Oysters With Spicy Miso Butter
Brush oysters with spicy miso butter before placing them on the grill. The butter melts into a rich, deeply golden sauce that complements the brininess of the oysters perfectly. Don't let that golden sauce go to waste! Have a loaf of good crusty bread on hand to sop each drop up. —RSContinue to 21 of 21 below.
Grilled Shrimp Taco Bowl
Grill paprika and cumin seasoned shrimp for an addition to a taco bull full of summer-inspired taco fixings. Drizzle with cilantro lime dressing. Presto: warm weather dinner a bowl without heating up the kitchen. —RS