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.

Three photos next to each other for grilled fish entrees. To the left are three tuna skewers layered with red onion and bell peppers. The middle photo shows three salmon fillets topped with mango salsa. The photo to the right are three fish tacos on corn tortillas topped with salsa and avocado.

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!

  • Easy Grilled Salmon

    How to cook salmon on the grill skin side up
    Elise Bauer

    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.

  • Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Mango Salsa

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

    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!

  • Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa

    Sabrina Modelle

    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!

  • Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter

    Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Salmon Teriyaki Skewers with Pineapple
    Elise Bauer

    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!

  • Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

    Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
    Sabrina Modelle

    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.

  • Grilled Tuna Kebabs

    Grilled Tuna Kebabs
    Elise Bauer

    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.

  • Grilled Branzino with Rosemary Vinaigrette

    Grilled Branzino with vinaigrette
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Lemon Oregano Marinade
    Elise Bauer

    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.

  • The Best Dry Rub for Fish and Seafood

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

    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.