Seafood is delicate, which means that it’s often a more difficult protein option to cook on the grill! If you’re worried that your seafood is going to “slip through the cracks,” then tinfoil will do just the trick! When you grill your seafood in foil, it keeps the fish intact, locks in moisture, and distributes the heat evenly. It also allows you to add in herbs and aromatics to perfectly season your grilled seafood.
A Step by Step Guide to Grilling Fish in Foil
- Begin by patting your seafood dry with a paper towel.
- Next you’ll want to tear off your sheets of aluminum foil. These sheets should be 5 – 6 inches longer than your fillet. Use butter to lightly grease the dull side of each foil sheet (point the shiny side down).
- Place your seafood in the center of the greased foil, skin side down.
- Fold up the edges of the foil to create a bowl-like shape.
- Season your seafood as desired. We recommend using fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.
- Fold the foil over the fish to make a pouch, then puncture the top to make few small holes for ventilation.
- Place the foil packets on the grill and grill over medium-high for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove the foil packets from the grill with your grilling tongs, and enjoy!