I love cooking seafood on the grill because it’s so fast and, because most seafood is relatively mild, it readily absorbs
smoky flavors. Plus seafood is super-healthy—it’s an excellent source of lean protein and some types of fish, such as salmon,
are good sources of omega-3 fats, which are good for your heart and your mental health. Click here to find out 6 of the best fish and shellfish to eat and 6 to avoid.
But seafood can be delicate, so here are a few tricks that we use in the EatingWell Test Kitchen for good results when we’re
making grilled seafood recipes
• Oil it up.
We scrape the grill grate clean with a grill brush and oil the grill rack before
the food hits the hot surface. It greatly reduces the risk of sticking.
See a photo of how to safely oil the grill rack here and get 12 more essential grilling
• Grill on foil.
This is good if you want something like herbs underneath the fish, as in
Salmon with Mustard & Herbs
or if you are working with grilling
or other foods that are small enough to fall through the grate.
• Use a grill basket.
Sometimes we use a fish basket if we are
cooking larger fillets or whole fish, as we do for our delicious Grilled Fish Tacos
. It makes
flipping the fish over on the grill easier and the fish is less likely to break.