Healthy Recipes

Summer Grilling Tips For Your Next Barbecue

Take your next BBQ up a notch by grilling everything you can get your hands on.



Slapping a whole fish on the grill is one of those things that would intimidate most guys. It’s also something that after doing for the first time makes you realize how silly it is to be intimidated by a fish, which is about as easy to cook as any steak, sausage, or chicken breast. and in terms of survival, it’s probably not a bad skill to have, either.

But since you’re not in the wild, go ahead and buy a fish that has been scaled and gutted with the gills removed. We like snapper, but you can use almost any kind of fish. On your way out of the grocery store, grab a lemon, a couple of sprigs of thyme, and you’re ready to grill.


  • 2 lb snapper
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 sprigs thyme


  1. Make three to four vertical incisions on both sides of the fish, about two inches apart.
  2. Coat the fish and the inside of the body cavity with olive oil. Sprinkle salt on both sides of fish.
  3. Season the cavity with salt and pepper and stuff in three or four lemon slices and thyme.
  4. Throw the fish on the grill with constant medium heat and cook 10 minutes each side. Flip carefully.
  5. Remove the fish from the grill, squeeze remaining lemon on top, and serve

Grill Tips:

  • To test doneness, insert your fork into the thickest part of the fish. it should come out warm.
  • Number of minutes, as a general rule of thumb, to cook each side per inch of thickness.
  • Oil your grill to minimize sticking. there will be some stick regardless.
  • This Technique works well with any of these fish: salmon, trout, grouper, walleye, bluefish, sea bream, sea bass, red drum, snapper.


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