Recipes: Seafood

Tikin Xic (Yucatan Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves)

Tikin Xic (Yucatan Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves)

Sometimes I close my eyes and imagine I’m in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico—surrounded by dense tropical forests, the songs of wild parrots, and natural fresh water cenotes that sparkle like precious gems as the rays of the sun descend on them through the lush jungle...

Nicole Stover’s Grilled Shrimp With White Wine Sauce

Nicole Stover’s Grilled Shrimp With White Wine Sauce

As a part of my Girls Who Grill series, I talked with my Instagram bestie and fellow Floridian, Nicole Stover of Beach Girl Grills. Growing up with a vegetarian mother, she decided to switch things up and tackled a Thanksgiving turkey for her first time on the...

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Thyme Glaze

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Thyme Glaze

Salmon is another superfood that we can all feel good about, but to get the health benefits you need to look for wild caught (not farmed) salmon at your grocery store. Wild caught salmon has a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, which has a myriad of health benefits including improving bone health, boosting brain function, and giving a boost in antioxidants. I think we could all use more of these benefits in our life, am I right?

Mango Lime Grilled Shrimp

Mango Lime Grilled Shrimp

If ever there was an easy recipe with STELLAR RESULTS I’ve put on this blog, it is  this mango lime grilled shrimp recipe! And the beauty of this recipe is that it really only needs 3 ingredients: shrimp, mango chutney, and limes!    If y’all follow me...

All Purpose Brine Recipe

All Purpose Brine Recipe

Should you brine your turkey? I say: YES! Not only can you prepare the brine in just 15 minutes, but my all-purpose recipe calls for easy-to-get ingredients.

Maple Bourbon Smoked Salmon

Maple Bourbon Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon is delicious on its own, but add a maple bourbon glaze to it and that takes it to epic new smoked salmon heights. Smoked salmon is awesome to have on hand on it's own but imagine the possibilities of bagels and cream cheese, mixed into omelets with goat...

Citrus and Herb Smoked Whole Snapper on the Grill

Citrus and Herb Smoked Whole Snapper on the Grill

If you're looking to really wow your dinner guests, serving a a whole smoked snapper should do the trick. Not only does it make for a really awesome presentation at the table, but you'll look like a smoking and grilling goddess. With my recipe for smoked whole...

Smoked Garlic Bacon Kale Oysters

Smoked Garlic Bacon Kale Oysters

Oysters on the grill and smoker have been something I tried early on in my grilling career. Most people were like- You can grill oysters? Well yes you can! And you can smoke them too! This recipe is from my cookbook, Healthy Electric Smoker, but you can smoke oysters...

Cast Iron Grilled Mussels in a White Wine, Bacon Herb Butter Sauce

Cast Iron Grilled Mussels in a White Wine, Bacon Herb Butter Sauce

I like to cook with wine, and sometimes I even put it in the food! 😂 Ha! We all know that wine and grilling go hand in hand and It’s no secret that I love to have a nice glass of wine when I’m behind the grill, and in this recipe I pair Beringer Main & Vine Pinot...

Sheet Pan Dinner: Harissa Orange Salmon and Broccolini

Sheet Pan Dinner: Harissa Orange Salmon and Broccolini

Harissa, a North African pepper sauce, is a great way to easily add flavor to all kinds of foods. In this sheet pan recipe, the spice of harissa pairs nicely with bright orange zest to make a perfect topping for salmon and vegetables. Eating fatty wild caught...

Grilled Shrimp and Grits

Grilled Shrimp and Grits

Growing up in the South, I’ve always loved Shrimp and Grits. It’s really more of a dish known in the low country areas of SC and Georgia, places like Charleston and Savannah, where local seafood is abundant. These days, Shrimp and Grits are everywhere- because the...

Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Rosemary Lemon is an out of this world flavor combination that works really well on both seafood and poultry. For this Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers recipe, the rosemary serves as both a source of herbaceous smoke flavor, an herb in the marinade, as well as the actual...

Lionfish Ceviche (“Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em”)

Lionfish Ceviche (“Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em”)

This Lionfish Ceviche is a great and unique appetizer or side dish that is light and refreshing, but also full of flavor! If you can't find Lionfish or don't like Lionfish, any Florida whitefish can be substituted for this recipe. I like my Ceviche with a little kick...

Grilled Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter

Grilled Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter

Grilling mussels is surprisingly easy- the hardest part is finding fresh mussels to throw on the grill. There are really only two steps to doing it: 1) creating the drawn butter you will pour over the mussels and 2) grilling the mussels.   [tasty-recipe...

Grilled Octopus Tacos

Grilled Octopus Tacos

This summer we've been grilling tons of seafood and trying some new things along the way like these Grilled Pulpo (Octopus) Tacos. Pulpo is the Spanish word for Octopus. If you haven't tried it before it's similar tasting to calamari but has more meat and is amazing...

Herb Marinated Grilled Swordfish Steaks

Herb Marinated Grilled Swordfish Steaks

Grilling seafood is awesome, when at the fish market you are going to want to make sure you choose a firm fish that can hold up to grilling. Swordfish steaks are perfect for grilling - brush some olive oil on the grates of your grill to avoid sticking.  This is a...

How to grill Lobster Tails

How to grill Lobster Tails

A few weeks back we caught an amazing sale on lobster tails - it was a no-brainer to grill them. They weren't very big but 1 lobster tail per person was the perfect amount. Grilled lobster is my favorite way to do surf and turf and I love it when friends "gift me"...

Grilled Whole Red Snapper

Grilled Whole Red Snapper

Grilling a whole fish is a bit intimidating to me but I was up for the challenge when my husband proudly came in with a beautiful whole red snapper from our local fish market. We wanted to keep the seasoning simple and fresh, and citrus is pretty much a...

Citrus Grilled Golden Tilefish with Coconut Lime Compound Butter

Citrus Grilled Golden Tilefish with Coconut Lime Compound Butter

I recently got a chance to meet up with owner Peter Jarvis, and get his advice on a great fish to put on the grill. He recommended I try Golden Tilefish, which is only in season for a few months out the year- and the reason it is a sustainable fish because it is...

Grilled Calamari

Grilled Calamari

I was looking to do something a little exotic for Valentine's Day this year and when I saw the Calamari in the seafood department at Whole Foods I thought- what the heck? These were super easy to make- I bought the squid in tubes and then sliced them into rings. Then...

Smoked Tuna Dip

Smoked Tuna Dip

South Florida Smoked Fish Dip has been one of the most popular recipes on my blog from the very beginning. When friends come to visit, they ask me to make this for them, and then ask me to make a second batch to take home with them. I historically used to make this...

Grilled Shrimp and Pear Salad

Grilled Shrimp and Pear Salad

I'm in love with the flavors of Fall and try to incorporate them in just about every meal during the season. This grilled shrimp and pear salad is light and refreshing yet filling enough for dinner.   Did you enjoy this grilled shrimp...

Smoked Shrimp Salad

Smoked Shrimp Salad

This smoked shrimp salad is another one of my husband’s — aka, the duck hunter's — recipes that he’s gifted me with. He learned it while attending a cooking class in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When I brought this to a dinner party a few weeks ago, and it was a big hit!...

Cedar Planked Salmon on the Big Green Egg

Cedar Planked Salmon on the Big Green Egg

Nothing beats wild sockeye salmon cooked on cedar wood planks over lump charcoal on the Big Green Egg. The salmon gets slowly smoked on the wood, while also absorbing the smoke from the charcoal. If I died and went to heaven, I imagine it would smell like this. You...

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos

I spent yesterday afternoon kayaking (not a bad thing to do mid-week) and the last thing I wanted was a heavy meal or something that took too long to prep. What I really craved is something that I've loved for years — fish tacos! The kind of fish tacos I love are the...

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Glaze

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Glaze

This grilled salmon recipe is a nutritional powerhouse by pairing the omega 3 content of salmon with the antioxidant benefits of cherries. This flavorful glaze is is so tasty, you’ll forget that it’s also good for you! Note, by leaving the skin on the salmon filets,...

Grilled Hogfish Snapper with Old Bay Compound Butter

Grilled Hogfish Snapper with Old Bay Compound Butter

Hogfish Snapper, though technically a member of the wrasse family and not a true snapper, are absolutely a true delicacy of South Florida. They are abundant in the Florida Keys as they are reef fish. Because they are hard to catch with a hook, they are usually often...

Smoked Mountain Trout Made on My New Stovetop Smoker

Smoked Mountain Trout Made on My New Stovetop Smoker

What is great about being GrillGrrrl is that everyone loves to talk to me about their BBQ and Grilling experiences, regardless of background. Who doesn't love to eat great food? It's the common denominator of human experience. So I was totally shocked to find a stove...

Guava Lime Scallops Grilled on a Himalayan Salt Plank

Guava Lime Scallops Grilled on a Himalayan Salt Plank

I've had this salt plate for a while but it's always in the back of my "grilling cabinet" so I often forget to use it. When I picked up some scallops for dinner, I knew they would be perfect to grill on the salt plank. The salt plank serves as a hot griddle that can...

Reader’s Recipes: Smoked Amberjack Fish Dip

Reader’s Recipes: Smoked Amberjack Fish Dip

I love getting feedback and recipes from my readers, especially from fellow girls on the grill, so I'm glad to post this yummy smoked amberjack fish spread recipe from Barbara Bellack. Smoked Fish Dip is one of the best things about living in Florida in my opinion,...

Salt Crusted Fish

Salt Crusted Fish

  When I saw the article in the May edition of Fine Cooking on Salt Encrusted Fish, I knew I had to try it. After all, I live in South Florida and I’m always trying to figure out new things to do with seafood. This technique is surprisingly easy! Essentially, you...

Southern Low Country Boil

Southern Low Country Boil

Not sure if you guys... I mean y'all know this, but I was born and raised in the South. While my hubby and friends say I talk more like a Southern Valley girl "like, OMG!"; I love me some collards, fried okra, fried pickles, grits, and, the quintessential "Low Country...

Grill Girl’s Valentine’s Day Picks

Grill Girl’s Valentine’s Day Picks

I believe a way to a person's heart is truly through their stomach. Here are my top dishes for making Scott love me just a little bit more every time I make them! Ranging from brunch, appetizers, dinner or dessert, these are my favorites for a memorable meal on...

Seared Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

Seared Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

I finally made it over to my local seafood market and it was an eye-opening experience. The freshness, variety and quality level of the seafood available at Captain Mike's now makes me balk at the idea of getting fish at my supermarket. When I showed up, I'm sure I...

Grilled Coconut Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Coconut Shrimp Skewers

Nothing says the tropics like coconut and pineapple and that is what is in this scrumptious recipe. Utilizing fresh pineapple, coconut milk and coconut rum, this recipe will easily transport you to a Caribbean Island, no matter where you live. This recipe is healthy...

South Florida Smoked Fish Dip

South Florida Smoked Fish Dip

Over the years, my Smoked fish dip has become to be known as my most stellar of recipes. When friends come to visit from out of town, the request I make surplus batches so they can take it home with them in their suitcase.

Creamy Lobster Mac N’ Cheese

Creamy Lobster Mac N’ Cheese

This recipe is enjoyable due to it’s simple yet complex nature; lobster mac and cheese is a pure comfort food with a little luxury thrown in.

Grilled Oysters with Jalapeno Butter Sauce

Grilled Oysters with Jalapeno Butter Sauce

There's not too much to grilling oysters, and thank God for that. I like to leave the high maintenance stuff to other people (!!!)   https://grillgirl.com/2012/03/perlas-seafood-and-oyster-bar-an-oasis-in-the-heart-of-austin/...

Conch Salad, Bahamian Ceviche

Conch Salad, Bahamian Ceviche

I was recently in Bimini, the Northernmost Island of the Bahamas, where it is a rite of passage, so to speak, to try the Conch Salad while there. You can find conch shells literally in every nook and cranny of this island that is only 50 miles from Fort Lauderdale, as...

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