We all love summer cookouts, particularly when camping. When it comes to grilling fish, it can easily rank at the very top for things we are reluctant to try doing. Seafood is very delicate and difficult to maneuver and things such as scallops and shrimp as so small they may easily overcook, or perhaps worse, fall within the grill’s grates. However, all of them are an easy task to master once you understand several fish grilling tricks.
Work with a Fish Basket
Among the most efficient ways of keeping fish from flaking is by using a fish basket. Of course, they come in various shapes and sizes, although the fundamental principle is the same. You place the fish or seafood in a basket that holds it in position. You flip the basket instead of the fish itself and this helps it remain secure without flaking apart.
Don’t Remove the Skin in the Fish
Grilling differs from other ways of cooking, because it’s more of an ‘action’ method that requires you to pay close attention to the process. To avoid your fillets from falling apart when grilling, avoid skinning the fish. It will help retain the fish in a piece and it adds a crispy texture when grilled. If you don’t like having the skin on your fish, you can easily remove it once cooked.
Cook the Fish inside a Foil Pack
Steaming steak isn’t recommended, but in relation to fish, it happens to be a very good way to help keep the seafood moist. Just stack two 20’’ foil sheets and coat the bottom layer with cooking spray. You could add other ingredients for example lemon and thinly sliced veggies. Bring the short ends together, but leave adequate space for steam to assemble and cook the seafood. Fold it over and pinch seams together about the sides. You can put the packet on a charcoal grill or perhaps a gas grill over medium heat. Four to five minutes will be well suited for shrimp and 8-10 mins will likely be perfect for a species like salmon.
We hope all your camping meals are delicious and enjoyed with family & friends. Try these tips when you grill your fish. We think you’ll be quite happy with the results.