BBQ Seafood Recipes - A Barbecued Feast
Fish, shrimp and prawns, crab and lobster are all delicious when cooked on the
barbecue. The challenge with grilling seafood is to make sure you don't overcook
it ... you want it to be tender inside with a tasty grilled crust.
BBQ seafood recipes are a great
way to add some variety to your meal.
Note, just because salmon is so popular on the barbecue, we have a separate
section just for BBQ salmon recipes.
Grilling Tips - Barbecuing Seafood
- Seafood doesn't take much time to cook, so watch it carefully - overcooked
seafood can get pretty rubbery when it's overcooked.
- No need to marinate for hours and hours at a time. Fish and seafood can
be marinated in just 15 minutes - and in fact, you shouldn't marinate it too
long as it can turn the fish mushy. Make sure you marinate the seafood in
And if you don't want to marinate? No need. Rub on a few spices and you're
good to go.
- Simple seasonings taste wonderful on seafood, so no need to feel intimidated
if you've never cooked seafood. For example, a quick and easy garlic butter baste
on BBQ shrimp is marvellous.
A BBQ fish grill
basket or a special grilling basket
can be used to make it easier to cook seafood (so that pieces don't
fall through the grate). We usually don't use anything special... if you are
worried about pieces falling through, you can also thread pieces of fish and
seafood onto skewers.
If you're using wood or bamboo skewers, soak them in water for an hour or two before
using, to prevent them from burning on the BBQ.
- Make sure your cooking grate is spotlessly clean before you start.
- Pre-heat the barbecue, then oil it before you put the seafood on.
BBQ Seafood Recipes
This website offers tips on how to BBQ
as well as
some of our favorite barbecue recipes
. We barbecue with a charcoal grill
in an outdoor kamado-style cooker called The Big Green Egg
We love food and we love the grill, and hope you enjoy our recipes!