While an expertly grilled steak is a summer classic, grilled seafood is another fantastic choice to have in your arsenal. It is something different and a nice change of pace. If you want to spice up your entertaining menu this summer or just expand your skills, you’re in luck. Here are some awesome tips that you can use when you are grilling seafood this summer.
Choose Charcoal Over Gas
It is a known fact that different types of grilling provide different flavor profiles. When grilling seafood or shellfish, charcoal is typically the way to go because it will provide the food with a smoky flavor. It will make your seafood even more delicious.
What To Look Out For When Grilling
There are several important things to look out for in order to get the best results possible. Be sure to start out with a clean grill before you start cooking anything. Also, make sure that your grill is well oiled so fish does not stick to it. Fish is particularly delicate and if your grill is not well-oiled, you could potentially lose pieces of it. With that said, beginners may want to start with oilier fishes, like bluefish or salmon. They are easy to cook but still delicious and a crowd pleaser.
Are you looking for cooking inspiration? Try grilling several kinds of seafood! For example, oysters are excellent when grilled with butter. It is important to note that not all types of seafood should be placed directly onto the grill. There are many other cooking techniques you may need to use. For instance, you can wrap shellfish in tin foil before placing it on the grill to obtain a smoky flavor. You can even cook things in the oven and then finish them on the grill to get those desirable char marks. Get creative and see what grilled seafood masterpieces you can come up with this summer!
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION THIS SUMMER
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today as well as the #1 Crab Restaurant in 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. We have appeared on the Today Show nine times and have been interviewed on WJZ Channel 13.
You can enjoy out famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for anytime eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area. You can also get your fill from Costas even when you are not in the dining room on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.