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10 Delicious Grilled Fish and Seafood Dinners

A seafood platter loaded with a variety of seafood, lemon wedges, and butter.
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Far more people grill burgers and steaks than seafood—and that’s a shame because grilled seafood is delicious. We’ve hand-selected 10 delicious fish and seafood recipes that taste best on an open flame to help you get started grilling the bounty of the sea.

Swordfish, lobster, scallops, are all delicious grilled, and we have recipes for them all. Whether you’ve never grilled seafood or you’re just looking for some good recipes to expand your repertoire, we’re here to help.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Not only is this meal tasty as can be, but it’s simple to throw together, too. First, you marinate the shrimp in garlic, lemon, and herbs, and then string them onto skewers before grilling them to perfection.

If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy dinner that can be prepared and enjoyed in 20 minutes, this one’s for you. Serve the shrimp with rice and veggie kabobs.

Get the Recipe: Dinner at the Zoo

Mediterranean Grilled Swordfish

Swordfish steaks grilled to perfection, plated on a blue platter with a side of peppers, onion, tomatoes and feta cheese.
The Mediterranean Dish

Grilling swordfish is an excellent idea, especially if you’re new to grilling fish. It’s firm and meat-like, which means it holds together well on hot grill grates. It’s also an easy first foray in grilling fish for people who are more familiar with grilling the turf side of surf ‘n’ turf combos.

This tasty fish recipe uses tons of garlic, lemon juice, and delicious spices, all of which create a flavorful marinade. After soaking up all that flavor, you can grill up these bad boys, and enjoy them with a Greek orzo salad.

Get the Recipe: The Mediterranean Dish

Grilled Scallops with Lemony Salsa Verde

This recipe looks fancy, but after viewing the ingredients, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. While the scallops are already tasty on their own, the salsa verde provides a punch of flavor like no other.

Enjoy this on a bed of rice pilaf with a side of grilled asparagus and tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Epicurious

Grilled Lobster Tail

Three lobster tails, grilled to perfection and topped with a butter herb drizzle.
Delish

Enjoy the most sought-after part of the lobster with this grilled delight. You’ll have a chance to enjoy the sweet-tasting dish smothered in a homemade garlic butter drizzle.

So, next time you see lobster tails on sale at the supermarket, grab a few, and get fancy with dinner. Serve this up with creamy risotto, or a lovely spring salad.

Get the Recipe: Delish

Cajun Grilled Cod

While each of these recipes is filled with healthy fish from the sea, this one provides extra wholesome ingredients. It’s low carb, making it keto- and paleo-friendly.

By making tents out of tinfoil, you lock in all the moisture and steam the fish to perfect tenderness. Enjoy these Cajun-seasoned fish packets with the recommended side dish provided in the recipe.

Get the Recipe: Food Faith Fitness

Grilled Salmon with Garlic and Herbs

Freshly grilled salmon topped with a slice of lemon.
Dinner at the Zoo

Soy sauce, brown sugar, herbs, and olive oil all join forces in this simple marinade, which complements the salmon like no other.

Be sure to add vegetable oil on your clean grill grates before placing the fish on to ensure it doesn’t stick. Serve this tasty salmon dish on a bed of jasmine rice and grilled asparagus.

Get the Recipe: Dinner at the Zoo

Grilled Oysters with Spicy Tarragon Butter

If you’ve ever wondered how to grill oysters, this recipe is a must-try. By combining butter, tarragon, hot sauce, and salt and pepper, you’ll create a tongue-tingling compound butter.

After grilling your oysters, you remove the top shell, and then finish with a tarragon butter pat. Place the cover back on the grill, and you’ve got some tasty bivalves smothered with buttery goodness.

Get the Recipe: Food and Wine

Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

three foil dinners each holding, shrimp, corn, chicken sausage, potatoes zucchini and lemon.
Well Plated

If oysters aren’t your thing, but you’ll devour shrimp all day, then you’ll love these Cajun shrimp packets. They are a convenient version of the Louisiana shrimp boil, steamed to perfection in handcrafted foil tents.

This rendition also uses a few nutritional ingredients you usually wouldn’t find in a traditional shrimp boil. Zucchini, summer squash, and bell pepper all find their way into these special summertime suppers.

Get the Recipe: Well Plated

Tuna Steaks with Mango Habanero Mojo

Not only is tuna healthy but when purchased super-fresh, and cooked to a perfect medium-rare, you get to enjoy the natural flavors of the fish.

After adding the tuna steaks to the marinade, you make your mojo and drizzle those hot tuna steaks. In the end, you’ll have an impressively delicious dinner before your eyes.

Get the Recipe: Fine Cooking

Grilled Fish Tacos

A cutting board topped with five fish tacos, each drizzled with a freshly made crema sauce with pico de gallo and limes on the side.
Tastes Better from Scratch

We’ll finish things off with some famous, crowd-pleasing, tacos. This time, they’re filled with fresh and flavorful grilled haddock, halibut, or cod. This dish will surely please the family—especially once you top them with a homemade cream sauce and your favorite taco ingredients.

Enjoy these with tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, and freshly squeezed lemon or lime.

Get the Recipe: Tastes Better from Scratch


If you haven’t yet, dust off that old grill and pull out a solid set of tongs—it’s grilling time!

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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