If seafood is a staple in your diet, you’ll love this list of ways to prepare it for the grill. From salmon to trout, halibut to shrimp and Mahi Mahi to mackerel, you’ll find delectable and mouth-watering recipes right here. These savory grilled seafood recipes are the perfect choice for a delicious weeknight meal or a summer backyard party.
You’ll find options for zesty, spicy, citrus or herbal that will give your seafood an amazing boost of flavor. You’ll learn ways to smoke your fish or just infuse it with a hint of cedar or hickory while on the grill. Check out these tempting treats from the sea that are ready to take their place on your grill for your next seafood feast.
Salmon on the Grill
Seafood lovers will appreciate this zesty, cheesy and lightly crusted filet of salmon grilled to perfection on a cedar plank. Salmon is the perfect seafood to host so many delicious flavors. The cedar planks add a hint of earthiness while the garlic adds boldness. Parmesan adds a salty creaminess while the lightly browned panko crumbs give the topping a hint of crunch. This combination is a delectable treat for fans of salmon
Parmesan Crusted Salmon on a Cedar Plank by Kitchen Laughter
There’s nothing like a cedar plank to give your salmon that rich earthy flavor that can’t be duplicated with seasoning rubs. Soak your planks well before loading them up with your herbed and marinated salmon. Fresh rosemary and thyme, along with garlic, lemon, olive oil and a dash of honey create the marinade. This awesome combo, plus the cedar infusion from the wood planks, will give your grilled salmon a spectacularly out-of-this-world taste that your friends and family will rave about.
Rosemary Thyme Salmon on a Cedar Plank by Kitchen Laughter
The secret to grilling the perfect hickory flavored salmon is to use a hickory grilling plank. Grilling planks, which need to be submerged in water before using on the grill, infuses that smokey hickory flavor which you can’t get any other way. Oh, and there’s one more secret to this flavorful salmon, but you’ll have to check it out for yourself!
Perfect Hickory Grilled Salmon by Pink Fortitude
This Indian-flavored tandori salmon just needs a quick 30 minutes in a spicy yogurt masala marinade before being skewered and ready for the grill. Serve this bold-flavored salmon with pita pockets and a cucumber salad. This is perfect for summer BBQs when you’re looking for something a little different. Tasty!
Tandori Salmon Kebabs by Little Sunny Kitchen
If there’s one herb that always works well with salmon, it has to be dill. This recipe uses a creamy lemon yogurt and fresh dill sauce that tops the salmon filets about halfway through their session on the grill. This classic pairing is guaranteed to delight your family and friends!
Creamy Dill Salmon by Hungry Healthy Happy
Keep it simple, quick and healthy with these flavorful lemon, garlic and rosemary infused salmon filets. When you’re short on time, you can have these on the grill and back on the table in about 15 minutes. Win-win! This recipe also works well in the oven, if you need that as an option.
Lemon Rosemary Salmon by Hungry Healthy Happy
If you’re ready for something different, try this black garlic and lime combo on sockeye salmon filets. Black garlic has a milder and sweeter flavor than traditional garlic, so it will be a bit more mellow. Add that with zesty lime juice while grilling on a cedar plank and you’re in for a tasty treat!
Black Garlic and Lime Cedar Plank Salmon by Strength And Sunshine
Here, a zesty marinade of lemon and dill gives the salmon a classic tangy and herbal flavor. Thread the salmon strips, accordion-style, onto skewers and add a little zucchini, too, for some veggie goodness. Marvelous!
Grilled Salmon Kebabs with Lemon Dill Marinade by Plating Pixels
This salmon and veggie foil pouch works great for camping as well as grilling at home when you want a quick, no mess meal that the whole family will enjoy. Try sock-eye salmon sitting on top of summer vegetables, like zucchini or yellow squash. Do a simple seasoning for the salmon with minced garlic, salt and pepper and a few pats of butter on top. Seal the foil, grill it and enjoy this easy and flavorful seafood meal.
Salmon Foil Packs with Summer Veggies by Space Ships And Laser Beams
Grilled Trout and Steelhead
If steelhead trout is new to you, and you like the taste of salmon, then give this bright orange fish a try. The taste is similar to salmon but milder. Leave the skin on for grilling. Brush will olive oil and grill, flipping once halfway through. The thing that takes this over the top is the garlic herbed butter mixture. Make this a day ahead if possible for maximum infusion of flavors. Slather your cooked fish with it and devour!
Grilled Steelhead Trout with Herb Butter by Kitchen Laughter
Smoking trout does take some time, but the payoff is well worth it! Brine the trout the day before with a simple mixture and just leave it in the fridge overnight to do its thing. For the smoker, use your favorite grilling chips. You can add lemon and butter to the trout or leave them as is. You’ll be smoking the fish at no more than 225 degrees and will take up to 3 hours. Your fish is ready when its internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Congrats! You now have some awesome smoked trout to enjoy!
How to Smoke a Trout on a Big Green Egg by Kitchen Laughter
If you happen to have some smoked trout just begging to be used, consider making this swoon-worthy trout dip. To a bowl, add sautéd onions and garlic plus the smoked trout. Add in shredded Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses, plus mayo and sour cream and mix well. Transfer this awesomeness to a baking dish and slide it in the oven for about 20 minutes. Remove when the top has browned and garnish with chopped green onions. Serve with tortilla chips or raw veggies. Dig in immediately because this one won’t last long on your appetizer table!
Smoked Trout Dip by Kitchen Laughter
If you love adding hot sauce to just about anything, then this grilled shrimp recipe is for you! The shrimp and veggies are going to swim in a mix of red hot chili goodness for at least 30 minutes before hitting the grill. If you want more intense heat, marinate a little longer. This chili habanero dish will definitely wake up your taste buds, so be prepared!
Grilled Habanero Shrimp Fajita Skewers by Plating Pixels
This Mexican-inspired shrimp dish is everything you want in a spicy seafood meal. The secret is the amazing marinade you’ll use for the shrimp and veggies. Let it infuse the food for at least 4 hours before you add it all to the skewers. It takes around 8 minutes on the grill before you get to experience this savory sensation. Fabulous!
Grilled Shrimp Fajita Skewers by Plating Pixels
Other Great Grilled Seafood Recipes
Cedar plank grilling isn’t just for Salmon. The mild flavors of Pacific Northwest halibut work perfectly with this recipe. Fresh lemon slices and rosemary add just enough flavor to make this dish a classic.
Lemon Rosemary Halibut on a Cedar Plank by Kitchen Laughter
Tilapia is a popular mild-flavored, thin white-fleshed fish that’s easy to find pre-packaged in the freezer section of your grocery store. That’s great because you can easily grill tilapia in a foil pack without needing to thaw it, which is helpful when you’re short on time. Just sprinkle this fish with a little dried lemon pepper seasoning before grilling and you’re good to go!
Grilled Tilapia by Eating On A Dime
If you’re looking for mild fish flavor, try Mahi Mahi. This white-fleshed seafood works great for grilling. Sprinkle the filets with a dried seasoning of garlic and herbs and place in a foil pack. Grill the pack for 12-15 minutes. You’ll find that the Mahi Mahi will be tender, juicy and amazingly delicious! Plus, the clean up is a breeze!
Grilled Mahi Mahi by Eating On A Dime
If you have a chance to cook freshly caught Spanish Mackerel, you’ll want to use this recipe! The mild flavor of this beautiful long fish makes it perfect for stuffing with a bold garlic and herbed mixture. When placed on the grill, the mackerel will take about 10 minutes per side to fully cook. Seafood lovers will enjoy trying this one!
Whole Grilled Spanish Mackerel by Kitchen Laughter