Favorite type of fish to grill

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Kateri

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I have been wanting to make some fish on the grill for my family, but I don't know what kind to pick. We usually end up making salmon with some rainbow peppers, garlic, and thyme. This is usually a huge success, but we want to try something different. What type of fish would you recommend, and how do you cook it?
 
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grillin_n_chillin

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Salmon and tilapia are my two go-to fish but I wouldn't recommend grilling tilapia. The fillets are thin, they don't take long to cook, and they fall apart easily.
 
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rayne

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King Mackerel is our absolute favorite. It's a meaty fish with lots of flavor. Seasoned with salt and pepper it's delicious. I add a few sliced lemons at the table also.
 
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Briquet

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I used to hate salmon and now I love it, so we grill it frequently. Tuna steaks grill nicely as well so you could try that for a change.
 
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WarmerWeather

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We just love whole prepared sardines on the BBQ. They are oily enough that they cook really nicely that way, but have a really big flavor which is perfect alongside a smoky flavor.
 
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Diane Lane

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I've never grilled fish, but it seems unless the fillets were really thick, or you were grilling whole fish, it could get really messy. Do y'all use fish baskets? I don't grill much in the Summer here, since it's prohibitively hot, but Fall is coming, and I can't wait to fire up the grill and start cooking outdoors again!
 
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joshposh

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Back in Hawaii my family and I use to camping every weekend. One of the fish that was delicious off of the camp fire was what we called "Palani". Not sure what you guys call it in your local area. But it is really easy to prepare. You just gut the fish and leave the scales on. Reason for leaving the scales is because the skin is really tough. Once one side of the fish is cooked, you just simply flip it over to expose the cooked side, and peel back the skin. Once you expose the meat, you can add some Soy Sauce and maybe some lime and you can eat it right off the fire. It is really good, and the perfect finger food while you drink a few beers around the camp fire.

 
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Diane Lane

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Wow, that fish looks like he should be in an aquarium, he's pretty. So when you fold back the skin, do you discard it, since it still has the scales on it, and just eat the meat inside? That actually sounds much easier than dealing with scale removal. I've never heard of that fish, but I'm only familiar with a few pretty common types, even though I used to go fishing a lot.
 
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joshposh

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Wow, that fish looks like he should be in an aquarium, he's pretty. So when you fold back the skin, do you discard it, since it still has the scales on it, and just eat the meat inside? That actually sounds much easier than dealing with scale removal. I've never heard of that fish, but I'm only familiar with a few pretty common types, even though I used to go fishing a lot.
You can't eat the skin. This guy is built like a tank and the skin is pulled away with your hands because it is so tough. You can't use a fork to do that. You actually have to put some weight into it. Once the meat is exposed it is tender.
 
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Diane Lane

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You can't eat the skin. This guy is built like a tank and the skin is pulled away with your hands because it is so tough. You can't use a fork to do that. You actually have to put some weight into it. Once the meat is exposed it is tender.
That sounds like something I wouldn't mind grilling, as long as I had the strength to pull the skin off. Have you ever seen it on the mainland, assuming that's where you live now? I know you're from Hawaii, but I don't know where you are now. I've never seen it here, and have never heard of a fish like that, where the skin was really tough. I just looked it up, and it's a form of tang fish. I've heard of them, but have never heard of them being eaten, just being put in aquariums, but I'm sure they get bigger over in Hawaii.
 
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joshposh

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It's called the Unicornfish. There are different species of it, but the one showed you in the picture is the most the one I am talking about. It has a think hide and blades on it's tail. It is a heavy armored fish. Try doing a search on it and you might find it near your waters.
 
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Amelie

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Salmon is my favorite fish to grill as well. I normally wrap it in aluminum foil with bay leaf, lemon and some olive oil, then onto the grill. It tastes delicious.
 
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yenyana

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Salmon is my favorite fish to grill as well. I normally wrap it in aluminum foil with bay leaf, lemon and some olive oil, then onto the grill. It tastes delicious.
Yum! My husband usually wraps his salmon in tin foil with a touch of lemon and olive oil (we add mushrooms, too), but never tried the bay leaf. This sounds like just the right touch to give it that extra punch of taste.

Of course, we learned the hard way, if you don't grease the fish or use tin foil the fish sticks and makes a mess. Well at least in our world, it sure did. It was a pretty sad event. :faint:
 
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Amelie

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@yenyana I hear you! I used to put fish on the grill without greasing or using foil and it used to turn into something else that wasn't fish anymore. :bounce:
 
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oportosanto

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There are quite a few delicious fishes, but sardines are delicious!
 
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