Fish and seafood have several advantages over conventional meat. Firstly, they do not need to be marinated for a long time, secondly, they are almost always cooked no longer than 5-10 minutes, and thirdly, they are much better absorbed by the body. How to cook delicious grilled fish and seafood for a picnic?

We suggest that you try to replace the usual shish kebab with grilled seafood, and we share interesting recipes with you.

1.Shrimp in a spicy orange marinade

Shrimp goes well with a variety of sauces and marinades, so you can safely give space to the imagination. It is important to remember that they should not be fried for longer than 2-3 minutes, otherwise they will become tough


Try the shrimp in a spicy orange marinade.


King prawns 14 pcs.
Oranges 1 pc.
Red chili pepper 1/2 pc.
Ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Thyme 2 sprigs
Salt to taste
Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon

Cooking method:

1. Clean the pre-thawed king prawns from the shell, keeping the tail, so that they can be more convenient to eat later.

2. Grate the orange zest on a fine grater. Squeeze the juice out of the orange. Finely chop the chili pepper.

3. Put the chopped chili pepper, juice and orange zest in a bowl. Add salt, pour in olive oil. Add the cardamom, thyme leaves and mix everything together.

4. Put the shrimp in the resulting marinade, mix and leave for 15 minutes.

5. Place the shrimp on a barbecue grill and bake on each side for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle the finished shrimp with sesame seeds and serve.


The best way to defrost shrimp is to leave them in the refrigerator, without pouring water, and at the very end hold them at room temperature for a while. So the delicate texture of the shrimp will not be subjected to unnecessary external influences and will retain its softness.

2.Squid in garlic marinade. How to cook delicious grilled fish and seafood for a picnic?

Squid has a neutral taste, so lemon juice and garlic will be an excellent base for the marinade.




Squid carcasses 4 pcs.
Squid tentacles 7.0oz
Lemons 1/2 pcs.
Lemon zest 1 teaspoon
Chili pepper 1/2 pc.
Garlic 3 cloves
Olive oil 3 tablespoons
Salt 2 teaspoons
Pepper to taste

For submission:

Avocado 1 pc.
Salad mix
Bulgarian pepper  1 pc.

Cooking method:

1. Pre-thawed and cleaned squid carcasses and tentacles, rinse and dry.

2. Prepare the marinade. Peel and chop the garlic and chili pepper. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon. Mix the garlic, lemon zest, chili, pour in the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and add olive oil.

3. Fill the squid carcasses and tentacles with the resulting marinade and leave for 15 minutes.

4. Place the squid on the grill and fry for 1 minute on each side.

5. Cut the avocado into strips, pepper into thin slices. Put the salad mix and fried squid on a plate, garnish with vegetables and serve.

On a note

To easily clean the squid carcasses, you need to defrost them in the refrigerator beforehand. Then pour boiling water for one minute. When the skin is curdled, drain the boiling water and place the carcasses in cold water. After that, it will be very easy to remove the curdled skin.

3.Mussels in white wine

Before buying mussels, pay attention to the fact that the flaps of the shells are tightly closed.

All clams go well with cream, coconut milk, white wine and lemon. We offer you a recipe for mussels cooked in white wine.



Mussels in shells 28.22oz
Onion 1 pc.
Garlic 2 cloves
Butter 2 tablespoons
Rosemary 2 sprigs
Parsley 3 sprigs
White wine 1 glass
Black pepper to taste
Salt 1 pinch
Lemon-for serving

Cooking method:

1. Pre-defrost the mussels and rinse thoroughly.

2. Peel the onion and cut it into half rings. Peel the garlic and chop it coarsely. Chop the cold butter into small cubes.

3. Make a large plate with sides from several layers of food foil, put mussels in it.

4. Pour in the white wine and add salt. Add the onion, garlic, pepper, rosemary sprigs and finely chopped parsley. Put the butter on top.

5. Cover the mussels with foil and tightly fasten the edges. Place on the grill and cook for 15 minutes. Throw away the shells that have not opened. Serve the mussels with lemon slices.

On a note

If you come across shells with cracks before cooking, throw them away. Such mussels can not be eaten.

4.Spicy grilled dorada. How to cook delicious grilled fish and seafood for a picnic?

The main rule for cooking grilled fish is not to marinate it for too long. 30 minutes is enough, otherwise it will soften and fall apart on the grill.

grilled dorada


Dorada 2 pcs.
Garlic 2 cloves
Rosemary 4 sprigs
Lemons 1 pc.
Lemon zest 1 teaspoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Red pepper to taste
Black pepper to taste

Cooking method:

1.Add the juice of half a lemon, zest, red and black pepper, salt, finely chopped garlic to the olive oil. Mix everything together.

2. Clean the fish and pour the resulting marinade.

3. Put a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary in each carcass. Leave it on for 20 minutes.

4. Put the fish on the grill and fry for 7-10 minutes on each side. Serve with new potatoes and fresh vegetables.

On a note

So that the skin of the fish does not curl up when cooking, you need to make several horizontal incisions on it.

5.Salmon steaks in honey-lemon marinade. How to cook delicious grilled fish and seafood for a picnic?

Salmon itself has a bright taste, so you should not use vinegar or mayonnaise for marinating it. They will kill the real flavor. Different citrus fruits, olive oil and spicy herbs are best suited for red fish. We offer you a recipe for salmon in honey-lemon marinade.



Salmon steaks 4 pcs.
Honey 1 tablespoon
Lemons 1/2 pc.
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Eggplant 1 pc.
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Cooking method:

1.Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a deep cup. Add honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

2. Put the salmon steaks in the marinade and leave for 20 minutes.

3. Cut the eggplant into slices, season with salt, pepper and sprinkle with olive oil.

4.Put the fish and eggplant on the grill. Fry for 5-7 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the steak.

On a note

If you bought a whole fish, then when cutting, consider the optimal thickness of the steaks. Bon Appetit!


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