Grilled Salmon, Shrimp and More Seafood Recipes

Pick your favorite fish or shellfish, like salmon, shrimp or scallops, and give it a great char on the grill.

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Grilled Tuna with Basil Pesto

Use only salt and pepper to season Giada De Laurentiis' tuna steaks before searing until rare on a hot grill. Top with homemade pesto.

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Crawfish Boil

Alton Brown puts together a quintessential summer meal by boiling crawfish in a heavily spiced broth along with fresh corn, hearty red potatoes and smoky andouille sausage. 

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Grilled Salmon Steaks

Salmon steaks have different shapes, so that can make them cook unevenly. Alton takes a cue from filet mignon and turns his salmon steaks into rounds. Butchers twine will keep them from unravelling on the grill.

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Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Zucchini noodles stand in for pasta in this low-carb shrimp scampi makeover. And you may not even need a spiralizer (the special gadget that makes veggies into curlicues). Check your supermarket produce section; some stores sell spiral-cut zucchini.

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Grilled Fish on Pineapple Planks with Spicy Pineapple Salsa

This elegant yet incredibly easy preparation uses almost all the parts of a pineapple to yield tasty fillets of bass or snapper. The pineapple's peel acts as a buffer against the direct heat of the grill, preventing overcooking and keeping the fish moist, and its flesh becomes a tasty salsa that brings home the island flavors. The plating of the fish, right on the pineapple "planks," is dramatic and fun.

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Giada's Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

Giada serves grilled salmon with a light and refreshing salty-sweet salsa.

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Cooler Shrimp Boil

The same insulation that keeps your beers icy inside a cooler can hold heat too. And thus, the seafood boil cooked in a cooler was born.

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta Salad

This shrimp-and-veggie-packed pasta salad proves that scampi doesn't have to be warm; the garlic-wine sauce also works beautifully when its chilled. To speed up the cooking, add the vegetables to the boiling pasta when it's just short of done. You'll find yourself using that trick over and over again.

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Barbecued Mahi Mahi with Yellow Pepper-Cilantro Pesto

Mahi mahi is a great fish to grill because it's firm and flaky at the same time. Bobby Flay adds brown sugar to his rub to help balance the spices as well as give the finished fish a caramelized top.

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Grilled Salmon Sandwiches

Ina Garten builds her sandwiches high by stacking a bed of mesclun greens and a thick cut of grilled salmon between two brioche buns. For a creamy finish, coat each side of the bun with her homemade sour cream-dill sauce.

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Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Bobby treats grilled salmon fillets to his sweet ginger glaze with Dijon mustard for some heat.

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Grilled Lobster Smothered in Basil Butter

Bobby puts together an impressive summer seafood spread by slathering homemade basil butter over split grilled lobsters.

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Grilled Trout Almondine with Radicchio and Orange-Almond Vinaigrette

Bobby flavors grilled trout with an orange juice-based vinaigrette. The sweetness of the juice balances out the bitter taste of the radicchio.

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Tilapia Foil Packets

Using foil packets is a quick, efficient and mess-free way to get fish from the oven or grill to the table — especially flaky tilapia. The foil wrapping protects the delicate white flesh from overcooking.

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Triple-Citrus-Glazed Grilled Salmon

The Neelys lend a brightness to grilled salmon by brushing it with their triple-citrus glaze during and after grilling. Gina recommends using chicken stock in the citrus glaze to round out the flavors.

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Grilled Halibut with BBQ Butter

The Neelys create a smooth and spicy BBQ butter to serve on top of grilled halibut by mashing oregano, scallions, barbecue seasoning, orange zest and cayenne pepper into fresh butter.

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Cumin-Grilled Sea Scallops with Chickpea Salad

Bobby's easy grilled scallops recipe emphasizes two of summer grilling's best attributes: the lightness of ingredients and the freshness of flavors.

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Grilled Swordfish with Lemon, Mint and Basil

Giada's lemon, mint and basil dressing is bright and refreshing — just the thing to dress up swordfish's meaty flavor.

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Grilled Salmon with Chinese Barbecue Sauce

The Neelys brush meaty grilled salmon with a homemade Chinese barbecue sauce flavored with orange juice, hoisin, soy sauce and honey. Serve the hot salmon on top of a raw bed of spinach –– this will make the leaves wilt to perfection.

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Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Butter, Capers and Orzo

When it comes to grilling fish, Bobby recommends choosing one with a dense texture, such as tilapia. Since white fish has such a mild flavor, the grilled tilapia makes the perfect canvas for Bobby's rich butter sauce.

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Grilled Sheet Pan Paella

A sheet pan is a handy stand-in for the traditional wide, low pan used to make paella in this easy version for the grill.

 

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Grilled Mahi Mahi with Jerk Spice

Prepare a spicy jerk marinade using allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. You'll know the mahi mahi is close to done on the grill when the marinade starts to form a fragrant, crusty glaze. 

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Blackened Shrimp Wrap with BBQ Bacon and Cajun Remoulade

Jeff Mauro stuffs smoky grilled shrimp into easy-to-eat wraps with avocado, bacon and Cajun remoulade sauce.

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Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's Lobster Roll

"I just love a summer cookout! However, to have a successful meal centered around grilled items, you need key dishes to support and round out the menu," says Geoffrey. "Lobster Rolls do just the trick — the protein is sweet yet not too delicate, providing the perfect balance to the hearty meat offerings."

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Asian Grilled Salmon

Ina's easy and elegant main dish features a four-ingredient mustard-and-soy-sauce-based marinade that doubles as a finishing sauce.

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a Foil Packet

Here's a super-fast, simple and summery version of shrimp scampi — with no chasing your shrimp around the grill or dropping them through the grates. Plus, cleanup is a breeze!

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Moroccan Grilled Salmon

North African flavors permeate this healthful salmon dish: Marinate it in yogurt, lemon, garlic, coriander and cumin, then garnish with fresh cilantro.

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Shrimp with Charred Lemon and Zucchini

Ginger and paprika spice up this zesty shrimp dish, which is served alongside tender, broiled zucchini. Be sure to eat it with some good, crusty bread to soak up all the juices!

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Spanish-Style Grilled Fish

When Duff Goldman catches something worth eating, he grills the fish whole. Use a fish such as striper, rockfish or seabass for this herb-filled recipe.

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Grilled Roasted Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Serve Sandra Lee's easy grilled shrimp skewers over an arugula and tomato salad.

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Turn this classic shrimp dish into a meal on the grill with Bobby. You'll have a complete dinner in less than an hour.

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Deviled Portuguese Lobster

Stuff fresh lobster halves with spicy linguica, or Portuguese sausage, breadcrumbs and herbs, then grill them until they're smoky and crisp.

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Spiced Crabs and Shrimp with Potatoes

Serve this party-ready recipe that has seafood plus fixings. If live crabs are not available in your area, you can make the same dish with 4 pounds of shrimp instead

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Lobster Taco Al Carbone

Create a high-end taco with Bobby by cooking lobster on the grill until charred and then chopping into a grilled tortilla.

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mustard-Dill Dressing and Black Olive Yogurt Sauce

In just 20 minutes you can make Bobby's paprika-seasoned shrimp skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce.

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Grilled White Fish with Chermoula

Chermoula, a Moroccan herb sauce, comprises ingredients like garlic, cilantro, mint and chili powder, and it really brightens up the taste of the grilled halibut in this dish.

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Bobby's Grilled Tuna with Caramelized Onions, Cinnamon and Mint

Bobby likes his tuna steaks thick and just seared on the outside, so the inside stays pink and moist. As for the caramelized onions, he believes in adding a little extra sugar to help the cause.

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Fried Catfish

Infuse great flavor into fried catfish by marinating it in hot sauce and mustard before frying. Pair the finished fish with country remoulade and lemons for a citrus punch, and serve with hushpuppies.

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Gulf Coast Crab Cakes with Country Remoulade

These bite-size cakes are packed full of lump crabmeat and panko breadcrumbs, and they're cooked until the outside has a nice crunch. Top the cakes with a warm dollop of homemade remoulade that you can prepare in advance.

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Grilled Tomato Soup with Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Grilled beefsteak tomatoes are the base of this fresh-tasting summer soup. Top it off with sweet-and-sour shrimp for a light lunch or an appetizer.

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Pappardelle with Lobster and Corn

Toss pappardelle in a creamy tomato sauce with corn and sweet chunks of lobster meat for a decadent pasta dish worthy of a special occasion.

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Brown Butter Scallop Rolls

Make these savory scallop rolls the centerpiece of your next backyard feast. Allowing the butter to brown gives the scallops a juicy texture and subtle nutty flavor.

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Grilled Squid with Chamomayo

Chamomayo, or chamomile-infused mayonnaise, is a surprisingly perfect accompaniment to tender grilled squid. Check your pantry for chamomile tea bags; you can also find the herb in stores that sell loose-leaf tea.

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Fried Shrimp Rolls

Serve these satisfying shrimp rolls at your next cookout and you'll be the most-memorable host on the block. Remember to butterfly the shrimp before battering or frying. Not only does it offer a pretty presentation, but it also help the shrimp cook more evenly.

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BLT Lobster Rolls

Take Maine-style lobster rolls to new heights by topping each with a slice of bacon. The sweet, tender lobster meat and the crisp, savory bacon complement each other so well, this recipe will become your new normal.

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Tilapia and Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Mild tilapia and shrimp get a real kick from a marinade of lime juice and fresh herbs. A crisp, spicy cabbage slaw makes the perfect topper. Because tilapia fillets are thicker on one side than the other, they're hard to cook evenly. Try splitting them through the center seam so they can go on the grill separately.

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Low-Country Boil

Here, Louisiana-style shrimp, smoked pork sausage, red potatoes and corn come together to create a memorable summer meal. Before adding any of the ingredients to your stockpot, season the water with your favorite shrimp or crab boil seasoning — one with hints of red pepper, clove and thyme is perfect.

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Grilled Beer and Butter Shrimp with Potatoes

Delight your summertime dinner guests by preparing this dish of foil-cooked shrimp with a side of potatoes and onions. The flavorful beer sauce adds so much richness with very few additional calories.

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Fried-Catfish Rolls

Toss fried catfish with spiced mayonnaise and serve on thick potato rolls. Garnish with tomato, pickles and celery.

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Grilled Swordfish Skewers with Coconut, Key Lime and Green Chile Sauce

Drizzle swordfish skewers with a creamy coconut sauce before topping with coconut flakes and cilantro.

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The World-Famous Maine Lobster Roll

Jeff pays homage to old Maine tradition by serving steamed lobster meat tossed with cucumber mayo, fresh tarragon and scallions on buttery grilled hot dog buns.

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Buttery Lobster Rolls for Your Baby

Once they are thoroughly steamed, Jeff shocks the lobsters in an ice bath, then removes the tail and claw meat; this stops the lobsters from continuing to cook inside their shells and guarantees the ideal tender texture.

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Paella on the Grill

Throw a barbecue fiesta with Bobby's seafood-packed paella.

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Grilled Herb Shrimp

Marinate your shrimp in advance with lots of fresh herbs and mustard. It'll save you time when you're cooking for a crowd.

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Grilled Shrimp Pizza

Skip delivery and use frozen dough for grilled pizza. There's no sauce needed when you top this recipe with shrimp, feta and fresh tomatoes.

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Moroccan-Style Striped Bass

Incorporate Moroccan-inspired flavors into your summer grilling routine by marinating fish in harissa, a spicy red-chile paste used in traditional North African cooking.

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Tuscan-Style Grilled Tuna Steaks

Rachael Ray coats meaty tuna steaks in a Tuscan-inspired herb mixture to create an aromatic crust while grilling. Grilled portobellos make an excellent side to round out this rustic summer meal.

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Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri

Any firm white fish will work for Melissa d'Arabian's fish skewers. Serve them with a fresh basil and parsley dipping sauce that makes great use of in-season herbs.

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Buttery Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls don't have to be a luxury. This recipe gets them from the kitchen to your table in under an hour.

 

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Tuna Poke Bowls

This Hawaiian staple is trending all over the U.S. Buy the tuna for this recipe the day you want to make it for a super-fresh dish.

 

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Crab Cake Sandwiches with Oyster Cracker Breading

Impress your guests with these summery sandwiches. The recipe makes 8 servings, enough for a dinner party on the patio.

 

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