Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Here are some cool tips and ideas for grilling fish

Using your grill is a great way to prepare fish. Many are afraid to grill fish, but most of the fish actually do well in a fast cook on direct heat on a grill.

Choosing the right fish

Important to know that some fish are actually cook better than others on the grill. There are two categories in this case, they are thick and tender steaks and fillets. Thick steaks, swordfish which, tune, salmon, mahi-mahi, snapper, bluefish, striped bass and trout have been working very well in a toast. At the tender fillets, you need a little more careful because they may break apart and fall through the grating. However, you can cook tender fillets in a foil pouch or use a wire basket of fish.

Preparing toast

Always start with clean cooking grill. If toast is dirty, fish will probably stick to the schedule. Use a grill brush to rub away the debris from the grill and place over heat. Once grill is heated, brush again to glue completely separate matter from the surface. Now you can preheat the grill. You want to preheat your grill to medium heat. Do not heat the grill. If you are a beginner, use charcoal briquettes instead of hardwood charcoal, are likely to burn hotter and with different speeds due to their asymmetric shape. Beware, oil the grill by dipping a washcloth in the oil and using tongs to move them over.


Always season your fish enough before cooking. The more fine fish should not be marinated more than 10 minutes because the acid in the marinade can actually cook the fish and make the texture soft. Would be ideal for spreading dry herbs in this variety of fish. Thicker fish on the other hand, can be marinated for up to 20 minutes. Try marinades easily. For example, for every pound of fish, just mix juice of a lemon and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, one teaspoon of dried dill and salt and black pepper to taste. Strong marinades can overpower the natural flavor of the fish and the smoky flavor imparted from the grill.

Grilling time

The key is to fish for 8 minutes per inch of thickness, or 10 minutes per inch cooking if you are cooking whole fish. Check the fish for a few minutes before you think it should be cooked, bearing in mind that the fish will continue to cook for a few minutes after being removed from heat. Shine after a brief sear on each side of fish. First grill clear, lackluster, with a very high temperature for a few minutes on each side. Then drop the heat to lowest setting and cover the fish with glaze. Continue grilling on each side until cooked.

Use a fork to flake chicken opening parts of the fish to check if it is cooked. If the inner part of the fish is opaque all the way through, then you are done. Do not wait until fish is rubbery and dry. Take it off the grid when it is cooked.

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