I always look forward to grilling season, but this year it’s even sweeter. After being cooped up for the past few months and socially isolating, it feels great to get outside, light the grill and cook a simple dinner outdoors.
Whether you have a backyard, a fire escape, or an urban courtyard, or whether you work on a fancy barbecue or a tiny little tabletop Weber grill, this is the time to get grilling.
Though you can grill virtually anything, many cooks have a fear of grilling fish and seafood. Here are tips for grilling fish filets, whole fish or fish kebobs but many of the tips can also apply to grilling almost any food.
This is a basic recipe that can be adapted for any type of firm fish filet — think salmon, swordfish, or any type of firm whitefish like cod, haddock, etc.
One more quick tip: Lay several scallions on the grill as a “bed” for the fish; it adds flavor and keeps the fish from sticking to the grates. You could also lay out long rosemary bunches on the grill for even more aromatics.
Serves 2 to 4.
You can use any type of fish and vegetable you like making these colorful kebobs. You want around 2 pounds of fish and around 2 cups of vegetables to create 4 very ample kebobs.
This simple marinade is made by whirling cilantro, mint, lemon juice, olive oil and a whole lot of garlic in a blender and rubbing it on top of the chicken. The marinade smells like the essence of summer with the fresh mint and cilantro.
If you have an aversion to cilantro feel free to substitute parsley or simply add more mint. The marinade can sit on the chicken for 1 to 24 hours.
This moist burger is a nice change from ground beef. You can also use ground turkey or chicken, but if you do, you’ll want to add a touch of olive oil to keep them from drying out. These burgers are delicious served on pita bread, with a tomato, cucumber, and chopped sweet pepper salad.
For extra flavor toast the nuts in a 350-degree oven for about 6 to 8 minutes before chopping and adding to the lamb mixture.
This article was originally published on WBUR.org.
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