Quick and Easy Tips for Grilling Fish
Here's a fresh idea to entertain guests with this summer: Grill something delicious and fresh from the sea! Grilling fish is a nearly effortless way to turn your Sonoma meal into a festive event — and enjoy a beautiful summer evening while you're at it. If your past attempts at grilling fish failed because it stuck to the grill or fell apart while you were trying to cook it, try these simple tips to ensure appetizing results at your next cookout.
Choose Fish Steaks Over Fillets Fillets are harder to grill because they are cut parallel to the bone, which makes them flakier and more delicate. Fish steaks, which are crosscut, are less likely to fall apart. Tuna, swordfish, halibut, and salmon make wonderful steaks. If it's available, take advantage of wild salmon like Copper River Salmon, native to the Pacific Northwest and in season during these summer months. It makes for delicious steaks that are easy to grill — you won't want to miss out!
Steps for Grilling Fish
Get Creative: Plan Future Fish Meals Grilled fish can be a fantastic addition to a salad the following day. Flake the fish the way you might separate canned tuna and mix it with your favorite veggies, pasta, and dressing. Try grilled fish in a sandwich with a flavorful spread such as pesto, herbed mustard, or spicy chutney. Or, try one of my all-time favorites: fish tacos prepared with a fresh salsa, cilantro, and lime.