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. are a great way to add some variety to your meal.

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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 the refrigerator.

    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 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!