Are you looking for a delicious and healthy way to grill your favorite fish now that spring is here? Look no further than your hybrid grill from American Made Grills. Fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and grilling it is a healthy and easy way to prepare it. This blog post will discuss How to Grill Fish for the Best Flavor Every Time and some tips for how hybrid grills make grilling better.

Tips for Grilling Fish

Do you love grilled fish but don't know how to make it perfect? Grill your favorite type of fish and enjoy a fantastic meal outdoors this summer! It's straightforward, and we're here to show you how.

Follow these simple tips for the best healthy and delicious grilled fish recipes, and you'll be impressing your guests in no time. For more info on grilling fish and seafood, check out our Grilling 101 episode on The Basics of Grilling Fish & Seafood.

Choose a firm fish to grill for the best results!

Choose the Right Fish for the Grill

The first step in grilling fish is to choose the right type of fish. The best fish for grilling are firm and have a moderate fat content. Some of our favorite types of fish for grilling include salmon, swordfish, tuna, and halibut.

If you're not sure which type of fish to choose, ask your local fishmonger for their recommendation. They will be able to tell you which types of fish are in season and which ones would work best for grilling.

A Clean Grill is a Happy Grill

Before you start grilling, it's essential to make sure your grill is clean. A dirty grill can cause your fish to stick and make it difficult to remove. Simply scrub it with a wire brush and then rinse it with warm water to clean your grill.

If you're using a gas grill, turn the gas off before you begin cleaning. If your grill is filthy, you may need a grill cleaner.

Prepare the Marinade for the Fish

After the grill is clean, it's time to prepare the fish. Start by making a marinade for the fish to add flavor and keep the fish moist while it grills. Keep it short, as marinating for longer than 30 minutes has no added benefit and might even harm the quality of the fish.

There are many different types of marinades that you can use, so feel free to experiment until you find one that you like. You can make a simple marinade with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. You can also purchase a pre-made fish marinade from the store if you're short on time.

Salmon collars beautifully grilled over fire

Cooking Times

The cooking time for grilled fish will vary depending on the type of fish, the fillets' thickness, and the grill's temperature. As a general rule, you should cook fish on a medium-hot grill. If using a gas grill, preheat it to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wait until the coals are white-hot for a charcoal grill before cooking.

Depending on the type of fish and the thickness of the fillets, cooking times will vary. When grilling fish, it's important not to overcook it. Fish is done when it begins to flake with a fork and has an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Some of the most common grilled fish and their cooking times are:

  • Salmon - about eight minutes per inch of thickness
  • Swordfish - about six minutes per inch of thickness
  • Tuna - approximately four minutes per inch of thickness
  • Halibut - about five minutes per minute of thickness

Use these guidelines to help you determine when your fish is done. However, the best way to know for sure is to use a meat thermometer.

A Hot Grill is Key

It's important to make sure your grill is hot before cooking. If the grill is not hot enough, your fish will stick and be difficult to remove. To test the temperature of your grill, hold your hand about an inch above the grates. If you can only keep it there for a few seconds before it becomes too hot, the grill is ready to use.

Oiling the grill grates before cooking will also help to prevent sticking. To do this, simply dip a paper towel in vegetable oil and rub it on the grates.

Leave the Skin On

When grilling fish, it's best to leave the skin. The skin will help to keep the fish moist and prevent it from sticking to the grill. The skin will become crispy, but it will also keep the fish from overcooking. Fillets should begin with the skin down and then flip over halfway through cooking. The skin on steaks will be on the edges.

If you don't like skin, using a flour coating or breading will also help to keep the fish moist and prevent sticking.

Salmon on cedar planks in our gorgeous Estate Grill

To the Plank!

Try grilling your fish on a cedar plank if you're looking for something different. The cedar will give the fish a smoky flavor and prevent it from sticking to the grill. Soak the plank in water for at least 30 minutes before using it to prevent it from burning.

When grilling on a cedar plank, place the fish skin-side down on the plank and put it on the grill. Cook for the recommended time or until the fish is done.

The Whole Fish

Grilling a whole fish is far easier than you would believe. It's also a fantastic method to wow your guests! Stuff a whole fish with herbs and citrus and close it up with butcher's twine when you're ready to grill it (like trout, snapper, or sea bass). A plank is also ideal for whole fish.

Start by cleaning the fish and removing the scales. Cut three or four slits on each side of the fish to help the marinade's flavors penetrate the flesh.

Next, make a simple marinade using olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Place the fish in the marinade and let it sit for no more than 30 minutes.

Preheat your grill to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit when you're ready to cook. Place the fish on the grill or soaked cedar plank and cook for eight to ten minutes per inch of thickness. When the fish is done, it will begin to flake and have an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

The 54" Freestanding Encore Hybrid Grill from American Made Grills

Hybrid Grilling

Now that you know how to grill fish, it's time to use your hybrid grill from American Made Grills! This type of grill is ideal for grilling fish because it gives you the option of using gas, charcoal, hardwood, pellets, lump coal, or any combination.

Our multi-fuel loading system is at the heart of why hybrid grilling is so flexible.

With the Encore Grill, preheat it to the desired temperature. You can use the powerful gas burners to quickly light your solid fuels and prepare them for roasting and smoking.

Then, follow the tips and techniques to grill your fish to perfection! Whether grilling a whole fish or just some fillets, your hybrid grill will help you create a delicious meal that everyone will love.

Hybrid grills create unlimited flexibility in cooking technique and flavor profile with so many fuel options. These options mean you can grill your fish any way you like - with or without skin, on a cedar plank, or even stuff a whole fish and grill it! No matter how you choose to grill your fish, hybrid grilling is the best way to get delicious results.

Grilling is a Passion. Hybrid Grills are the Ultimate Way to Explore it!

Hybrid grills provide limitless options in cooking methods and flavor profiles since they allow you to grill your food any way you like - low and slow, hot sear, smoking, rotisserie, and more! No matter how you prepare your food, hybrid grilling is the most innovative method to get great results.

With a hybrid grill, you'll be able to grill any fish perfectly every time! American Made Grills has the best grills on the market, so check them out today and find the perfect one for your grilling needs. Order your Encore Grill today and start grilling the best fish of your life.

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