Ready to add fish to your outdoor BBQ menu? Burgers, chicken and red meat are great for a full belly, but if you’re craving something lighter, fish is the perfect substitute. Fish is both lighter and fresher and there’s plenty of choices that taste delicious with the smoky flavour of the grill.
Here are some of our favourite types of fish to cook up, whether you're outdoors or at home. So whip out your portable BBQ and BBQ grill and enjoy.
Fantastic as both fillet and steak, salmon has a distinct flavour that blends well with the smokiness of the grill. It also has lots of health benefits as it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients. To know if it’s finished cooking, gently press a fork or knife down on the top of the fillet. If the flakes fall apart easily, it’s done.
A fresh tuna fillet is thick, fatty and an absolute delight on the grill. It has a rich flavour that makes it versatile; you can opt for a special marinade or a simple salt-and-pepper seasoning and both will taste wonderful. Tuna meat cooks easily, needing just a minute or two per side, depending on the thickness.
Meaty and tasty, swordfish is firm and perfect for the grill! It can get the cool grill marks without falling apart, and it’s got a clean, buttery taste that goes well with a simple seasoning: citrus sauce or your homemade herb marinade. A properly cooked swordfish is well-seared on the outside with slightly translucent flesh inside. Swordfish needs about 5 minutes per side if you’re cooking on direct heat.
You can cook red snapper as a fillet or whole. It’s distinctly coloured skin prevents it from being overcooked, and its delicate flavour makes it a great addition to any BBQ cookout. A properly grilled red snapper has crispy skin and flakey meat that tastes great on its own or in a taco or sandwich. It takes 3 to 4 minutes per side for it to begin to char and another 6 minutes to ensure it’s fully cooked.
Add fish on the menu and cook with Gasmate BBQ grill products!