Grilled Fish Recipes That Will Make You Love Seafood Even More
By Adrian T. Cheng
Many say that the best way to cook fish is over an open flame. This way, the juices are preserved and the smoky flavor just adds a delicious touch to the dish. Fish also cooks easily that’s why it’s ideal for camping. So if you’re in the mood to enjoy delicious seafood at your next barbecue, try these amazing grilled fish recipes.
Spicy Maple Grilled Salmon
What you need:
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Stir together onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, olive oil, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, sesame oil and salt in a bowl. Place salmon fillets in a large re-sealable plastic bag then pour marinade over fish. Seal and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. When ready, remove fish from the bag and discard marinade. Cook salmon fillets skin side down on a pre-heated grill over high heat until cooked through, about 5 to 10 minutes. To serve, drizzle a little bit of maple syrup on top if desired.
Grilled Tropical Tilapia
What you need:
- 8 tilapia fillets
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Dash of cayenne pepper
Mix together onions, pineapple, green pepper, cilantro, 4 teaspoons lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. In another bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons lime juice and canola oil then drizzle over tilapia fillets. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook on a pre-heated grill, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until fish is cooked through. Top with pineapple mixture to serve.
Lemon and Ginger Grilled Halibut
What you need:
- 4 halibut fillets
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon slices, for serving
Brush halibut fillets with lemon juice, sprinkle with minced ginger and season with salt and pepper. Cook on a pre-heated covered grill over medium heat, skin side down, for 6 to 8 minutes or until cooked through. To serve, drizzle sesame oil and soy sauce over fillets then top with lemon slices.
These mouth-watering grilled fish recipes will surely brighten up your next barbecue!
Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.
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