10 Grilled Fish Recipes for Father’s Day

Shake up Father's Day with these easy, flavorful grilled fish recipes. Whether your dad is in the mood for fish tacos or tuna kabobs, we have you covered.

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for about nine years now, and if there’s one food I can’t get enough of it’s the fresh fish!

My husband loves to fish and often goes out with his buddies, but I don’t mind one bit because we all get to reap the rewards. This is just one reason why we are skipping the steak and serving up fish for Father’s Day this year.

After learning to cook fish many ways, my husband and I both agree that we absolutely love it grilled. There’s just something about the smoky flavor and the ease of cooking that has us hooked and I’m pretty sure that any dad would be reeling with excitement when served grilled fish for Father’s Day.

Let’s tackle some of our favorite grilled fish recipes!

How to cook salmon on the grill skin side up

We have a secret technique up our sleeves that prevents fish from sticking to the grill plates, so clean up is a cinch. Oh, and we also include four mouth-watering marinades for you to try. Whether your tastes are simple or fancy this recipe has you covered.

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Grilled Salmon Fillet with Mango Salsa - grilled salmon portions on a plate with fresh salsa

This entire dish is exploding with flavor, but it all comes together in sweet harmony. It’s hearty and filling but won’t weight you down!

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It seems that adding a fresh salsa to grilled salmon is the way to go, so try adding in a little sweetness with peaches. It’ll beautifully balance out the flavors of the creamy avocado and zesty salmon!

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Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter

The best thing about this recipe (besides the fact that it can be on the table in under half an hour) is that there isn’t need for a marinade.

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Salmon Teriyaki Skewers with Pineapple

FRESH is the name of the game for this easy recipe. We’re talking fresh salmon, fresh pineapple, and a scratch-made teriyaki marinade that’ll have you licking your fingers clean!

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

If your dad is craving tacos for Father’s Day, why not have the best of both worlds with these bright and fresh tacos? Just be sure to use a firm fish such as sea bass, halibut, or swordfish so that they’ll hold up.

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Grilled Tuna Kebabs

When Dad is wanting meat and veggies, try something a little different with these kebabs. Grilling tip: Soak the skewers before you grill so they don’t catch fire.

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Grilled Branzino with vinaigrette

If you don’t have access to Branzino, don’t fret! You can use Pacific rock cod, Atlantic sea bass, or any fish that is the size of a platter. We created a rosemary vinaigrette that is drizzled right on the fish after it’s grilled.

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Lemon Oregano Marinade

Swordfish is hearty and is sure to fill anyone up. Its flavor is amplified ten-fold by the fresh and bright made-from-scratch marinade! Homemade beats anything from the bottle any day.

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All Purpose Spice Rub for Fish and Seafood - labeled glass jar with spice rub

This would make a fun gift for any father! It’s a fantastic rub that packs a punch for any fish or seafood. We give a few tips so you can customize the rub to your dad’s liking.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. Cal

    5 out of 10 salmon? THE P N W has a lot more to offer please.