Bring a taste of the sea to your summer evening by making grilled seafood for dinner.
It’s easier than you might think — and flavorful and satisfying without much work. The heat of the grill cooks fish and shellfish quickly, while keeping it moist. It’s so quick that you’ll have time to grill it after work during the week. Or make it special on the weekend with a homemade marinade or spice rub.
You just need to make sure you oil the grill or the seafood to prevent sticking, and you’re set to go.
From shrimp to oysters, shellfish is great on the grill. Marinate shrimp in olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, chopped jalapeños and fresh garlic, and grill on skewers.
Add new flavor and texture to oysters by cooking them on the grill. Grill oysters rounded side down on a hot grill rack. Cover and cook them for two minutes or until the oysters begin to open. And pair them with a sweet and spicy Bourbon-Chipotle Butter.
For fish, grilled salmon is always a favorite. Use our Guide to Salmon Varieties to help decide which type of salmon is best for your meal.
Keep your salmon simple with fresh lemon, olive oil and a mix of fresh herbs. Or try our recipe for Cedar Plank Rubbed Salmon with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce! The spice rub in this recipe matches up to the cool yogurt sauce. And the cedar plank yields a salmon that is tender and moist, with a hint of woodsy flavor, plus the taste of whatever you use to soak the plank. To use the cedar plank, all you have to do is soak it in salt water and heat it first on the grill. For a little more flavor, soak the plank in wine, cider or sake! Then, place the salmon on top and you’re ready to grill.
Try something meaty that’s a summer local in New England: Bluefish. Packed with healthy oils, bluefish takes on bold flavors in our recipe for Pan Seared Bluefish with Asparagus, Lentils & Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette recipe. And for another meaty choice, swordfish is also made for the grill. This meaty fish takes on the smokiness of the grill and any flavors you add to it, such as in our recipe for Grilled Swordfish with Garlic Basil Baste.
For more quick and simple seafood fun on the grill, pick up some shrimp skewers or Roche Bros. Homemade Salmon Burgers!