10 Grilled Seafood Recipes to Celebrate Summer

Before summertime passes you by you must try these grilled seafood recipes. Grilled salmon, oyster, and shrimp…oh my!

Don’t Let Summer End Without Trying These Grilled Seafood Recipes

Simply Recipes

You know what speaks to me? Grilling season! I love fall, don't get me wrong, but there is a part of me that holds onto the sunny weather so I can fire up the grill a few more times before the season ends.

Grilling is so great because it’s so versatile. You can make anything from grilled burgers to vegetables…even seafood. Yes seafood! I also have strong opinions about shellfish and fish being the unsung heroes of live-fire cooking, but I digress. All you need to know is that you have to make these grilled seafood recipes before summer ends.

If grilled seafood is out of your wheelhouse and you’re feeling a little anxious, don’t worry! We have the perfect guides to grilling shellfish and fish, which covers everything from whole fish, fish fillets, scallops, shrimp, and more!   

Now dive into these delicious and mouthwatering grilled seafood recipes already. You know you want to.

  • Seafood Paella

    Sally Vargas

    Want to make a seafood recipe that will SURPRISE a crowd? Look no further than a Seafood Paella made on the grill. Yes, I know…you did hear that right. This saffron-infused paella is loaded with shrimp, mussels, and clams and cooked right on the grill in your biggest skillet. 

  • Grilled Whole Salmon with Preserved Lemon Relish

    Grilled Wild Salmon with Preserved Lemon Relish
    Elise Bauer

    Here is a show stopping salmon recipe to end summer right. Wild salmon is grilled whole and stuffed with a relish made of parsley, dill, preserved lemons, and shallots. What’s not to love?

  • Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Lemon Oregano Marinade

    Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Lemon Oregano Marinade
    Elise Bauer

    Swordfish is in for a Mediterranean style makeover with this preparation. The fish steaks are marinated in a combination of olive oil, oregano, thyme, garlic, and lemon juice for a flavorful and quick grilled seafood recipe.

  • Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Pepper Couscous

    White plate with quick and easy grilled shrimp over couscous with lemon and pepper. To the left is a platter of additional grilled shrimp on skewers.
    Nick Evans

    Enjoy dinner in the backyard before it’s too late! Spiced and skewered grilled shrimp, lemon pepper couscous, and sauteed swiss chard make for a super simple and casual summertime dinner. Oh, did we mention it’ll be ready in just 25 minutes?

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  • Smoky Paprika Shrimp Skewers

    Smoky Paprika Shrimp Skewers
    Elise Bauer

    Your shrimp gets marinated in a spicy garlic-paprika sauce, then threaded onto skewers, and grilled. Serve with your favorite summertime sides: corn on the cob, potato salad or macaroni salad.

  • Grilled Oysters

    Grilled Oysters
    Jaden Hair

    If you’re not a huge fan of raw oysters don’t toss the idea of liking oysters to the side just yet. Try them grilled (it makes a HUGE difference)! These are finished with a lemon garlic butter that will make you lick your fingers.

  • Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

    Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
    Sabrina Modelle

    I have two words for you, or actually maybe two phrases? Grilled fish and strawberry pineapple salsa. That’s all I needed to be sold on this recipe. This is a light and satisfying grilled fish taco made with a sweet and slightly tangy fruit salsa perfect for a party. You can set up a taco bar with tortillas, toppings, fish, and salsa and have everyone make their own.

  • Grilled Branzino with Rosemary Vinaigrette

    Overhead view of a whole branzino fish on a platter with lemon wedges and herbs.
    Lori Rice

    Grill your branzino whole and serve it with a flavorful rosemary vinaigrette made with Dijon, white wine vinegar, and garlic.

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  • Grilled Tuna Kebabs

    Grilled Tuna Kebabs
    Elise Bauer

    Yes, you can make skewers with other seafood besides shrimp. Thread your favorite veggies like onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms onto skewers along with a firm fish like tuna and enjoy!

  • Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

    Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe
    Elise Bauer

    If you’re in need of a quick and easy app for your last backyard BBQ, we’ve got you covered. Make this bacon-wrapped shrimp seasoned with chili and lime. It’ll be a flavor bomb in your mouth.