The end of summer is fast approaching, but it’s not over yet! There’s still plenty of time to enjoy your favorite warm-weather activities, including cooking outside on the grill. Cooking some burgers or chicken is simple and pretty easy, but what about fish? Fish and fish seasoning are our specialties at Nuts Over Fish, and we don’t want it to be left off your summer menu! But we also know that frilling fish can be tricky, so we’re going to give you some tips so you can add fish to your summertime repertoire.
Grab a spatula and your favorite Nuts Over Fish seasoning, and let’s get grilling!
Before You Start Cooking
Prepping your fish is key to making sure you cook it properly and keep it from sticking to the grill. If your fish is frozen, pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw well before you start cooking. If it’s just in the fridge, take it out and let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. You want your fish to be at room temperature before it goes on the grill to keep it from sticking. During those 5 to 10 minutes, preheat your grill by turning it up to high. Use a grill brush to remove any residue from the cooking grates.
Ready to Cook
Once your grill is up to 400-450º degrees, turn it down to low. If the fish you are cooking doesn’t have any skin, coat one side with olive oil to keep it from sticking to the grill. On the other side, sprinkle your favorite Nuts Over Fish topping. If you are cooking fish with skin, all you have to do is add the Nuts Over Fish topping. Place your fish on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes per ½ inch of fish.
Take It Off the Grill
This is the tricky bit. You don’t want the fish to stick and fall apart. Removing fish from the grill is a little easier if it has the skin on. Insert your spatula between the skin and flesh and gently lift. When the fish is adequately cooked, it should lift right off the skin. If, however, there isn’t any skin, you want to be extra careful. Slide your spatula under the fish slowly. If it feels like the fish is sticking, let it cook for a few more minutes. But if you can slide it right under, lift it up, and place it on your serving dish. Ta-da! You just successfully grilled some fish!
Fish Seasoning | Nuts Over Fish
Does this sound a little too fiddly for you? Make a tin foil boat to place your fish in and cook it on the grill like you would in the oven. No matter what method you use, Nuts Over Fish seasoning will give you just the flavor you want.