How do I grill fish?
What's the best way to grill fish?
Submitted by Heather BHG Editor

There are several ways to grill fish, either directly or indirectly, see below for more details. For even more on grilling fish, check out our special section here http://www.bhg.com/recipes/fish/grilled-fish/

Direct grilling works best on whole fish, fillets, lobster tails, sea scallops, and shrimp. Thaw fish or seafood, if frozen. Place fish fillets in a well-greased grill basket. For fish steaks and whole fish, grease grill rack. Thread scallops or shrimp on skewers, leaving a 1/4-inch space between pieces. For a charcoal grill, place fish on grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for the time given below or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork (seafood should look opaque), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) If desired, brush fish with melted butter or margarine after turning.

For indirect grilling: Thaw fish or seafood, if frozen. Place fish fillets in a well-greased basket. For fish steaks and whole fish, grease grill rack. Thread scallops or shrimp on skewers, leaving a 1/4-inch space between pieces. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place fish on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for the time given below or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork (seafood should look opaque), turning once halfway through grilling, if desired. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.) If desired, brush with melted butter or margarine halfway through grilling.

 

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