12 Ways to Grill Seafood this Summer

That smokey char flavor from the grill is the perfect contrast to sweet juicy seafood meat. There is no better way to enjoy the summer than with a delicious meal al-fresco hot off the grill. Bonus: Grilling seafood is a super fast and easy way to enjoy gourmet inspired dishes without the hassle. 

While shrimp is a favorite go-to when grilling seafood, many other seafood items are just as delicious. This includes lobster, crab, fish, scallops, and shellfish. You could even combine them with a premium angus steak cut for a classic surf & turf dish or add several of your favorites to a pan to make a classic Paella of the Sea

12 Ways to Grill Seafood 

Lobster

If you want to try grilling lobster for the first time the recipes below feature are the perfect place to start. Each features flavorful butters that will really bring out the best in the sweet hunks of juicy Maine lobster meat. 

Grilled Lobster with Miso Chile Butter from Food & Wine

Grilled Lobster with Lime Bay Butter from Country Living 

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Steak and Seafood

Combine grilled lobster tail with your favorite premium steak cut for the ultimate gourmet dish from the grill. 

Butter Grilled Steak and Shrimp from Cafe Delites 

Grilled Surf & Turf from Traeger Grills

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Crab 

Crab legs can be heated quickly on the grill, or you can incorporate crab meat into the delicious grilled recipes below. 

Grilled Crab Cakes from The Spruce Eats

Grilled Alaskan King Crab Legs from Allrecipes

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Fish

Grilling takes premium fish fillets to the next level. You can enjoy them grilled with lemon and butter or spice things up with one of the recipes below. 

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Sesame Sauce from Bon Appetit

Grilled Swordfish Kebabs with Vegetables from A Foodcentric Life 

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Scallops

Scallops are known for their subtle, buttery flavor and succulent texture. Pair that with the earthy char of a grill and you'll have a dish no one will forget. 

Grilled Sweet and Sour Scallops from Southern Living 

Grilled Scallops with Peaches, Corn, and Tomatoes from NYTimes Cooking 

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Shellfish 

Whether you prefer mussels, clams, or oysters, shellfish of all sorts are a showstopper when cooked on the grill. Start with these unique recipes. 

Spicy Grilled Mussels from Rachael Ray 

Smokey and Sweet Grilled Mussels from The Two Bananas

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Grilled Seafood Sides

Don't forget to include a New England style sidedish when cooking fresh seafood on the grill.

Fiddleheads

Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns from Martha Stewart 

Fiddleheads with Garlic from Emma Frisch

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Corn

Spicy Corn Kabobs from Taste of Home

Savory Corn Salad from Delish 

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Red Potatoes 

Creamy Dilled Red Potato Salad from Foodiecrush 

Grilled Red Potatoes from Lauren Greutman

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If you want some more seafood cooking inspiration to enjoy this summer be sure to check out our guide to the Classic Maine Lobster Bake and these Easy Campfire Seafood Recipes.