Quick and Easy Grilled Fish Recipes (Better Than You Can Get at Any Restaurant)

Salmon, shrimp, scallops, and most other seafood tastes better when cooked on a grill. These quick-cooking grilled fish and seafood recipes—including buttery grilled salmon and spicy shrimp tacos—are even more delicious than the entrees you shell out big bucks for at a sit-down restaurant. These dinner recipes are on fire!

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    Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw

    Grill marinated shrimp on metal skewers so they cook evenly and are easier-than-ever to flip. Wrap the corn tortillas in a foil packet and toss them on the grill, too, so they're warm, pliable, and easy to stuff.

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    Grilled Salmon and Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter

    Salmon and leeks get the tender roasted treatment from the grill. But what really takes this 30-minute dinner recipe to the next level is the rosemary butter that melts into a luscious sauce once it’s brushed onto the warm fish and veggies.

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    Greek Salmon Burgers

    Salmon burgers can be flaky and often need a little coaxing to stay together, so grill them on a cedar plank rather than a grill grate. Bonus: The cedar lends a light smoky quality to the patties.

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    Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup

    Herb-marinated scallops taste gourmet once they're drizzled with a rich balsamic reduction. For a salty kick, wrap each scallop in a slice of prosciutto or bacon before grilling.

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    Grilled Fish Sandwiches with Avocado Spread

    Think fish sandwiches only come coated in breading and served through a drive-up window? Think again! These grilled salmon sammies are freshened up with tangy orange slices and crunchy fennel.

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    Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing

    Think of this quick and easy salad as a big, deconstructed grilled shrimp taco (hold the tortilla). With buttery avocado wedges, fresh tomato chunks, and sweet onion slices, it’s one flavorful, low-calorie meal.

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    Fish Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa

    Any firm whitefish, such as cod, halibut, or sea bass, can stand up well to cooking over an open flame. Seek out whichever variety looks freshest at your market, then grill and top with our simple homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa recipe.

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    Spicy Shrimp and Sugar Snap Pea Kabobs

    Since shrimp cook in a flash, you can grill them right on the same skewer as your vegetables. Here, we call for sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes, but feel free to swap in asparagus, sweet pepper, zucchini, or whatever vegetables are in season.

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    Basil Halibut with Jalapeno Butter

    This grilled halibut recipe is made for warm summer days. The fish is simply dressed with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper before it hits the grill, so the jalapeno butter and fresh basil garnish can take center stage.

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    Grilled Shrimp Panzanella

    The carb-heavy Italian bread salad becomes a nutritious, well-balanced meal with the addition of grilled shrimp, tomatoes, sweet peppers, and zucchini.

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    Barbecued Salmon with Corn Relish

    For a budget-friendly meal, top grilled salmon with barbecue sauce and serve with grilled corn, jalapeno peppers, and sweet peppers.

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    Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

    This simple-to-fix fish grills up in just 8 minutes. A fruity salsa of fresh strawberries, chile peppers, cilantro, and cumin seeds jazzes up the bass.

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    Fish Tacos with Peppers

    A spicy marinade featuring a splash of tequila flavors the fish in this Yucatan-inspired dish. Marinate the fish for just 30 minutes; if it sits much longer, the acidic lime juice will "cook" it.

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    Grilled Salmon with Garden Mayonnaise

    A garden-fresh mixture of celery, green onion, tarragon, lemon juice, and mayonnaise tops this simple salmon grill. Serve it with fresh grilled asparagus.

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    Grilled Halibut Sarandeado

    Sarandeado is a grilled fish dish that originated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The authentic version generally features a whole fish, but our recipe calls for quick-cooking fillets.

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    Grilled Salmon Recipes

    Salmon is versatile, filled with heart-healthy fats, and easy to cook on the grill. Take your pick from one of our favorite grilled salmon recipes and serve up a restaurant-worthy supper right at home.
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