What are you grilling this summer?
If you're tired of the same old beef, chicken, and pork, check out our essential grilled fish recipes. These are some of our favorite ways to prepare our favorite kinds of fish.
I'm partial to whole grilled fish, because the skin gets crispy as it protects the meat inside. Crispy fish skin adds just the right flavor and crunch, and it's absolutely delicious.
1. Whole Grilled Snapper
We'll get to fish skin soon enough. This red snapper is scaled and cooked on a plancha or griddle set on the grill. The habanero adds a healthy dose of heat, and the lime and pineapple add a fresh note.
2. Grilled Tuna Kebabs
This kebab recipe is a great way to prepare thick-cut tuna, or really any hearty fish. Add your favorite seasonal vegetables and a fresh rosemary marinade, and you have a simple, delicious summer meal.
3. Grilled Salmon
Whether you like an herbed crust or prefer to keep it simple, these three grilled salmon recipes are perfect for your next backyard BBQ. Salmon is the ideal entrée to pair with a variety of fresh side dishes.
4. Whole Grilled Sea Bass
You can use this easy recipe as soon as you return from a fishing trip. Just stuff the bass with herbs and lemon, rub with a homemade garlic butter, and grill it whole. It's simple, delicious, and no utensils required!
5. Barbecued Catfish
Catfish are plentiful throughout the year, but summer brings the much-loved nighttime fishing season. This grilled catfish recipe calls for a dry rub of your choice and includes instructions on making tartar sauce from scratch.
6. Tequila Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos
Fish tacos are the quintessential grilled fish dish. For this recipe, the mahi mahi is marinated in tequila, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and cumin. When you are ready to plate your tacos, grill the tortillas first!
7. Grilled Swordfish
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis offers up a no-nonsense way to prepare hearty swordfish steaks. She brushes with fish with a mixture of olive oil, fresh mint, lemon juice, and fresh basil. Grill it for a few minutes on each side, then you're ready to eat!
8. Grilled Whole Trout
You can use this grilled trout recipe on just about any whole fish. Coat the fish in your favorite oil and sprinkle with salt. Set it to flame for a few minutes, and that's it!