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Mouthwatering Fish Bites for Sizzling Summer Grilling

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Hello fish lovers! You might be thinking…

The other way of cooking your fish other than just frying it…

Let’s talk about the best fish for grilling.

See what Tania says about the fishes!

Take a look…

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I live nearby the seashore. My parents like to take me to go fishing…

…almost every day! Though we went out most of the time for fishing,

…never a second I become bored with the activity.

It always seems like I find a new fish every day.

One day father was telling me that he is going off-shore..

…with some of his friends to catch a lot bigger fish for me.

Little did I know that’s going to be the last day I see my dad.

Since then, my father has disappeared for two weeks.

I’m sick of staying at home and being told to be patient by the investigators.

So I went out with my little boat to look up for my beloved father.

It was a nightmare, that the weather turns awful and it…

…swipes off my boat into a small island, no one can find.

As I starved, I begin to look for a fish by trunks that I found on the shore.

I begin to eat the fish fiercely since I thought I’m about to die.

Suddenly I heard a sound from behind.

I don’t believe my eyes that I found my dad!

However, I’m still wondering, what’s the fish that I ate at the lost island?

Not knowing so much fish to grill like Tania?

Let’s move on to the next section!

Best Fish For Grilling! Check Out These Delightful Fishes!

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Salmon has been around since prehistoric times…

…when people were eating salmon off the coast of Alaska.

Today, wild Alaskan sockeye salmon is still considered…

..by most chefs to be the king of seafood.

Sockeyes can weigh up to 50 pounds and they’re prized…

…because of their rich flavor and high-fat content.

Wild-caught sockeyes are usually farmed within 100 miles…

…of where they live. If you want to try something new,

opt for farm-raised Atlantic salmon instead. 

Salmon has been shown to be beneficial for heart disease…

…and cancer prevention as well as improving cholesterol levels.

It contains omega 3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Omega 3s help reduce inflammation throughout the body,

helping prevent or treat arthritis, asthma, allergies,

Alzheimer’s Disease, depression, diabetes,

high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis,

…strokes, ulcers and other conditions.


Swordfish tastes very similar to tuna or mackerel.

It also shares some similarities with sharks and dolphins.

The texture is firm but not tough; you’ll find this fish tender…

…when cooked properly. If you’re looking for something more flavorful,

…try cooking it on the grill instead of frying it.

You may even want to add lemon juice to enhance its natural flavors.

Swordfish have moderately high levels of oil content….

…as they are a pelagic oily fish.

Their fillets contain almost 30% oil – this is the opposite…

…of white fish, such as catfish walleye, which carry much less oil in their liver..


Tuna is another great option because it cooks up quickly…

…and doesn’t require much attention once cooked.

Just remember not to overcook it; undercooked tuna turns mushy.

This versatile white fish has a rich taste and stays moist when grilled.

If you want to add extra flavor,

…try rubbing tuna with citrus zest and salt before grilling.

Tuna comes in many different varieties including albacore tuna,

…yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, skipjack tuna, etc.

Albacore tuna is often used as sushi or sashimi…

…due to its light pink flesh that turns white after cooking.

Yellowfin tuna is also known as “the other white meat”

…because of its soft, sweet tasting lean meat.

Skipjack tuna is one of my favorites because…

…it tastes like chicken with a hint of ocean tanginess.


Snappers are another popular option when grilling because…

…they hold up well under high heat.

If you want something less expensive,

…try snook instead which has similar flavors and texture.

and it tastes like fish?

Few Tricks to Tell If Snapper Is Fresh

  • The eyes should be clear and bright blue.
  • There shouldn’t be any smell coming off the body.
  • When you touch its skin, it should be smooth and soft.
  • Its gills should be red.
  • You should see blood vessels under the scales.
  • The fins should be firm and shiny.
  • The belly should be white.
  • The tail fin should be straight.
  • The head should be large.
  • The flesh should be white


Mahi mahi has a nice balance between being rich and fatty…

…having a light texture. This makes it perfect for grilling…

…because it doesn’t stick around long enough to overcook.

On the platter,put a Mahi Mahi with veggies.

It’s no surprise that Mahi Mahi is one of the most popular…

…fish species on the planet. It has a sweet and mild flavor.

The texture is solid but not too so.

…In fact, Mahi Mahi is one of the best-tasting fish I’ve ever eaten.

Mahi Mahi may be prepared and cooked in a variety of ways.

You may cook it on the barbecue. It can also be baked.

Mahi Mahi holds up nicely to baking and…

…grilling because of its delicate texture.

Mahi Mahi can also be sautéed.

My friend loves to grill the fish and top it with tomatoes.

You may also get tempura Mahi Mahi and pair it with a few cocktails.

Simple Seasoned Grilled Fish

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Grilled fish is an excellent alternative whether you’re in a hurry…

…or just don’t feel like cooking. Using a skillet, a grill pan,

…or an indoor grill like the George Foreman,

and some delicious fish seasoning,

…you can make this meal in no time,

…but it tastes like you spent hours preparing it.

With steamed broccoli on the side, this fish is wonderful.

Try it with my Pan Fried Parmesan Zucchini Roasted Asparagus

…and a light Peach and Blueberry Parfait…

…if you have a little more time.

This Simple Seasoned Grilled Fish recipe isn’t really a recipe at all.

It’s more of a process than anything else.

This basic technique can be used with almost…

…any meat for a very quick main dish.

You could change the seasoning…

…and use it with boneless chicken breasts…

…or boneless pork chops. Whatever you like.

Extra Notes

Fillets of fish Flat, thin fillets produce the greatest results.

This recipe has been questioned numerous times…

…if frozen fish fillets may be used.

Fresh is usually preferable, although frozen fillets can still be used.

Allow them to defrost completely before draining…

…and patting them dry. Here’s the seasoning:

  • Olive oil
  • Old Bay Seasoning 
  • Paprika 
  • Lemon
  • Parsley 

Don’t forget to marinate them first and grill them right away!

Fish Grilling Tips

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 Your Grill Should Be Clean and Well-Oiled

You don’t want to cook over an oily mess—

…it could cause flareups and even start fires.

So make sure it’s clean and well oiled.

And if you’re grilling more than one kind of food at once, use separate pans.

Get Some Good Grates

Grill marks aren’t always bad; they add character.

But if yours are too dark, try using lighter woods…

…such as maple or hickory instead. Or go charcoal.

Grill, Then Marinate

Marinating makes food taste better—but only if done correctly.

Start by marinading at least an hour ahead of cooking;

…then turn off the heat and let sit until needed.

This allows flavors to penetrate deeper into the flesh.

You don’t need much oil to cook fish well. But too much?

Not so great. So go easy on the oil. Use enough to lightly…

…coat the surface without making the fish soggy.

Do This!

Grilling whole fish isn’t easy—it requires patience, skill,

…and an understanding of how long things need to cook.

But once mastered, it offers some serious bragging rights.

Ask your fishmonger what kind of fish will work best for you,

then follow our tips above to make sure it comes out perfectly cooked every time.

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Sum Up!

There are so many fishes you can choose to grill..

however, the most delightful ones are those we pick earlier.

Have you tried them before?

Is there any other type of fish you’d like to share?


So, what kind of fish do you like the most from the option?

Go and try on to grill your favorite dish.

Later on drop a comment and let us know what you think about the fish!


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