Are you looking for new grilling fish recipes? These recipes are a must on our site because we eat fish often...here we will share some of our favorite recipes. We have grilling fish recipes for Mahi Mahi, Ahi tuna recipes, Halibut, Salmon and all kinds of recipes for grilling fish of all kinds around the world. As we develop them, we will plug them in here to share.
There are great tips, tools and techniques that just help making grilling fish easier. For example, we have our favorite tongs for turning and moving fish on a grill due to it's large flat surface and the tongs part is great for getting a good hold on some of the more delicate fish.
Where ever we have lived, the seafood has been an important part of our meal planning. Even here is Hawaii where one would think that there would be a whole bunch of great seafood grill restaurants... the pickings are a bit slim. That surprised me to be honest. So in self defense, we grill fish at home at least a couple of times a week.
When we lived in California, one of our favorite restaurants was "The Fish Market". They are scattered around the state and are outstanding.
By the way, they make the best Cheesy Garlic Bread in the world, hands down. Just don’t tell your Cardiologist! I used to fly back and forth to Cabo San Lucas when I was working there and one of the owners was frequently on the flight heading to and from their fishing boat the "Peliquea".
The first thing to look for if it is whole is the eyes. They should be clear and not dull and clouded.
If it is already cut, than again, look at the color and for it to have a shiny vibrancy to it. It should not look dull or off color and the best all time way to check freshness is to smell it.
Yes, we have no problem with asking the person at the fish market counter to let us smell it. Saves having the disappointment of bringing it home only to open it and "ahhhhug!" have to return it.
Certain types of fish lend themselves better to the grill, the firmer ones usually. Some of the softer types just don’t hold together well as a fillet on the grill. But we will give you some tricks for that too.
Typically, firm fleshed fish are best for direct grilling. But almost any fish can be grilled.
Oil the fish, not the grill to keep it from sticking
One tool that is indispensable with grilling fish is a good spatula with a thin blade for turning the fish.
For grilling whole or delicate fish you can purchase grilling baskets that make life easier on the turns.
Some fish, like salmon can be grilled with the skin on one side then the skin removed after cooking.
Now for some grilling fish recipes? Not yet, lets talk sustainability first.
Our oceans are in trouble...Being an avid sports fisherman and scuba diver I have seen the impact of over fishing and improper fishing management . This in mind, I urge all to buy and cook sustainable species of seafood. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has the leading educational resources on this and we highly recommend following their guidelines. Follow this link and you will find downloadable guides to assist. Not only will your palate be happy with this but you will be helping the oceans to be able to provide for future generations.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
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Cedar Plank Salmon
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A wonderful grilled salmon with a chipotle Spanish rub