- Charcoal grill
Official Weber Website
Grilling fish can be a little intimidating. Fish is delicate and lean which means it has a tendency to fall apart and stick to the grates of your grill. Once you get the hang of it though, grilling fish is easy, fast and delicious which makes it a popular dinner item at my house.
The keys to successfully grilling fish are to make sure your grill is very hot and don’t turn the fish until it’s ready. Prepare your grill for direct cooking over high heat. Brush the fish with a light coat of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Make sure the grates and clean and place the fish on the grill. If your fish has skin, such as salmon, place the fish on the grates skin side up.
I like to leave the fish on the grill until it’s about 70% cooked before flipping it over. This helps make sure you have great grill marks and the fish will easily release from the grates without breaking apart.
I’m an equal opportunity griller when it comes to choosing between gas and charcoal grills. However, when grilling fish, I really like the way the charcoal flavor compliments the fish. One of my favorite recipes is Spicy Sesame Salmon. The marinade is from the Weber website and originally was used for chicken wings but I love it on salmon filets, too.
Spicy Sesame Salmon
4 salmon fillets
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce
5 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon hot chile-garlic sauce, such as Sriacha
2 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced