When the weather turns warm, I love to grill out as often as possible. Somehow, it just makes dinner seem more relaxed and casual. As long as the mosquitoes aren’t biting, we’ll eat outside as well. We find ourselves lingering over dinner and conversation just a little bit longer.
If you’re one of those people who think fish is stinky, then cooking it outside is a great idea!
Fish cooks very quickly, so be sure to set a timer so you don’t turn your high quality protein into rubber.
A lot of people don’t cook fish because it can be tricky.
- Different types of fish cook in different amounts of time.
- Different people like their fish cooked to different temperatures.
- It is easy for fish to stick to your grill grates and you lose half to the fire below.
Here are some tips to help avoid those issues:
- Turn your grill on high – you can use that high heat to help burn off any leftovers from the last time you grilled and the high heat will also help your fish to come off more easily
- Don’t try to grill very thin filets – 1/2 inch thick minimum is best
- always close the lid when you’re cooking
- check back every two minutes
- make sure your fish has some sort of oil brushed on before cooking or have oil in your marinade
- Check for doneness – fish should not be flaky per se, but more just easy to separate. It will also no longer be translucent (clearish), but will be opaque (you can’t see through it)