How to Grill Seafood - Pacific Seafood

In honor of National Grilling Month, we are highlighting some of our favorite tips to make seafood your #1 go-to grill item this summer.

  1. Foil packets or grill bags. These are a super easy way to steam your seafood and keep your fish juicy. Plus, you can cook your veggies at the same time. Clean up is a snap, leaving you more time to spend with your family and friends.
  2. Plank it up! This grilling method is easier than you think! Simply soak the planks in water at least 2 hours before grilling. Place your favorite fresh fillets on the planks, cover your grill and you’re all set! No need to flip. Plus, you’ll get a little smoky flavor to your fish and look like a grilling pro.
  3. Grill with flat skewers or grill baskets. These are especially great for smaller seafood items like shrimp or scallops. No need to flip every little piece or watch your delicious morsels fall into the flames. Kabob night anyone??
  1. Marinate that fish! Marinade gives more flavor, keeps fish moist, and prevent it from sticking to the grill. Make sure you don’t marinate for too long or the fish will fall apart. Firm fish (halibut, tuna, marlin) can handle stronger (i.e. more acidic) marinades for a longer time. On the other hand, flaky fish (salmon, sole, cod) should have more mild marinades and for a shorter period of time.
  2. Keep the skin in the game!  Leaving the skin on your fish helps prevent your fillets from falling apart and if the skin gets a little crispy, the meat of the fillet will be unscathed.  Reduce sticking by using a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel and tongs to oil the grill rack and lightly oil the skin of the fillet. Be safe and remember, do NOT use cooking spray on a hot grill!