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These seafood and grilled fish recipes are full of big flavor! When it comes to summer dinner ideas, seafood is fast and easy to make on the grill.

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When it comes to summer grilling, burgers and hot dogs might first come to mind. But what about grilled fish and seafood? It’s always quick to make and packed with big flavor! There are so many different options that please eaters of all kinds. Grilled tilapia with savory seasonings and tomatoes is elegantly simple. Shrimp skewers always please a crowd. Ahi tuna cooks in only 2 minutes and impresses everyone with its buttery flavor!

Here are all our top grilled seafood recipes and fish recipes. Every one of these summer dinners got high marks with our 3 year old, so they’re kid friendly too. Let’s get cooking!

And now: the best seafood & grilled fish recipes!

Accessorize with grilled vegetables!

How to serve grilled fish? With some grilled vegetables, of course! Here are all the best grilled vegetables to try:

End the meal with a sweet treat: Try our Grilled Dessert Recipes like grilled apples, grilled pineapple, grilled peaches, and grilled bananas.

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Grilled tilapia

Perfect Grilled Fish

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This grilled fish is bursting with flavor and seasoned to perfection! You can use any sort of fish fillet you choose.




  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Bring the fish to room temperature for about 15 minutes. (For salmon, in a shallow dish mix together 4 cups room temperature water and 3 tablespoons kosher salt. Place the salmon in the water for the 15 minutes.)
  3. Pat the fish dry with a clean towel. Rub it with the olive oil and sprinkle it with the kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Then cover it with the homemade blackened seasoning or seafood seasoning on all sides.
  4. Grill the fish over indirect heat for 4 to 5 minutes (skin side down if there is skin), until it releases from the grates. Flip and cook another 2 to 4 minutes, until the internal temperature is 130 degrees (right when it starts to flake when pulled with a fork). Allow to rest for a few minutes, then serve.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Diet: Gluten Free

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!