Lean Mean Grilling Guide: How to Grill Fish

How to grill fish


When looking to keep things lean for your diet, fish is a wonderful protein to add to your daily eating habits. Fish is low in fat, has fats that are good for you, and has omega 3 which helps fight heart disease and provides healthy mental development. A great way to enjoy a delicious piece of fish is cooking it on the grill. It makes the fish tender and adds a nice charred flavor. This Lean Mean Grilling Guide is available to help grilling lovers cook fish properly and offer some great ideas for easy seafood recipes.


How to Properly Grill Fish

 How to properly grill fish

Here are four easy steps to follow through, so when the time comes to cook your fish. You will be confident to place that piece of flaky delight on to the grill:


Step 1: Selecting the right piece of fish is always important. This requires you to smell it. The right piece of fish should smell sweet and pleasant. If the piece of fish has a strong fishy smell than you will know it is not fresh. Visually, your piece of fish should look bright and firm. Additionally, make sure not to store fish for more than 48 hours in the refrigerator. If you plan to store it longer than keep the fish fresh by putting it in the freezer.
Step 2: Marinating your fish will always improve the flavor. So when marinating, make sure to marinate your fish for no longer than 30 minutes.
Step 3: When ready to grill your piece of fish. Cook each side for 4 to 5 minutes each side on a medium-high heat.
Step 4: Remember not to overcook your fish. Fish will cook very fast because it does not have a lot of fat. So a great way to test that it is finished is with a fork. Place the fork in the thickest portion of our fish and twist. The area should flake along the natural lines of the fish and then you will know it is done.



Fish Tacos


>Grilled Fish Tacos


  • One pound of tilapia (cut into chunks)
  • One fourth of a cup of olive oil
  • Two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar
  • Two tablespoons of lime juice
  • Two teaspoons of lime zest
  • Half teaspoon of honey
  • Two garlic cloves (minced)
  • Half teaspoon of cumin
  • Half teaspoon of chili powder
  • Teaspoon of Old Bay
  • Half teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • Teaspoon of Tabasco
  • Cup of sour cream
  • Half cup of adobo sauce (from chipotle peppers)
  • Two tablespoons of lime juice
  • Two teaspoons of lime zest
  • One fourth of a teaspoon of cumin
  • One fourth of a teaspoon of chili powder
  • Half teaspoon of Old Bay
  • Half teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • Package of tortillas
  • Tomato (cut into chunks)
  • Ice berg lettuce (chopped)
  • Shredded pepper jack cheese


Step 1: combine all the ingredients for the dressing and mix them in a bowl. Refrigerate dressing before use.
Step 2: combine all the ingredients listed above for the marinade in a bowl and mix with a whisk. Marinate tilapia for around 30 minutes.
Step 3: cook the fish on the grill for 4 to 5 minutes each side and use fork technique to check if it is read.
Step 4: cook tortillas on the grill for about a minute on each side. Then assemble your fish tacos and enjoy!


>Salmon on the Grill


  • Pound of salmon (fillets)
  • Two Teaspoon of lemon pepper
  • Two Teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Two Teaspoon of salt
  • One third of a cup of soy sauce
  • One third of a cup of brown sugar
  • One third of a cup of water
  • One fourth of a cup of vegetable oil
Step 1: season salmon with the seasoning listed above.
Step 2: in a bowl, mix the ingredients that are listed for the marinade and mix until the sugar has been dissolved. Marinade the salmon for no more than 30 minutes.
Step 3: cook salmon on a medium-high grill for 4 to 5 minutes each side and use the fork test to see if it is ready. Enjoy!   I hope this Lean Mean Grilling Guide for fish has been very helpful. Take a look at our next grilling guide for chicken!

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