Picnic Grilled Fish Recipes


Posted by mendoza | Posted in Picnic Food And Recipes | Posted on 11-04-2010

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Grill Fish Under the Picnic Sun

Fish tastes good when grilled and served hot over crunchy vegetable salad or tasty veggie side dish. Fish can be cooked in many ways but the secret to make it taste and look delectable will always be on the method of preparation.

If a whole fish is desired, the head and the tail must remain intact. Remove the scales and the extremities. Wash fish thoroughly. To remove the fishy smell, squeeze lemon juice over and inside the fish and set aside for about 5 minutes before final rinsing. When lemon is unavailable, rub the fish with salt and rinse in vinegar water.

The preparation for fish fillet and slices are basically the same. After cleaning the innards, the head and tail are cut off. Slicing or filleting the fish to desired thickness requires a steady hand, a very sharp knife, and a firm surface. Freshly caught fish is always at its best, especially if you’re the fisherman. Whenever you bring the fishing rod, do not forget to include a portable grill and a bag of coal.

Picnic Grilled Trout

This very simple grilled recipe calls for whole fish. Perfect for a fishing outing, this no-fuss dish requires only a bag of fresh green salad, a couple of lemon and cherry tomatoes, and some salt and pepper. A grill may not be needed because the fish could just be speared on long sticks protruding from the ground and left alone to roast over a small campfire. Of course, there’s no guarantee that your fishing trip will be productive. Bring along your own fish that you can cook while waiting for the first catch of the day.


3 medium-sized whole trout, cleaned and washed well
1 piece lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Long sticks

How To: Squeeze lemon over fish and set aside for 10 minutes and drain well. Create small diagonal cuts on both sides of fish. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the fish. Carefully impale fish with stick, starting from head through the tail; then place over hot coals to grill. Fish is cooked when flesh flakes easily with fork. Serve with crisp lettuce leaves, tomato, and lemon wedge.

Grilled Fish Steaks for Picnics

Fish steaks are more manageable to grill when placed in between racks. Rub oil to clean and dry grates to avoid sticking. Wait until the coals are very hot before placing the fish steaks over the heat.


6 fish steaks, thawed and drained well
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp ginger juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/8 ground red pepper
Salt, to taste

How To: Mix all ingredients and set aside to let fish soak in the flavors. Baste the fish steaks with the marinade while grilling. Grill for about 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked. Cooking time depends on the thickness of fish steak. Serve hot over potato and pepper salad.

Picnic Fish Barbecue

Try spearing chunks of fish meat to skewers with vegetable cubes in between and you’ll have a tasty and healthy-licious fish kebab. Hold your breath while grilling the colorful picnic food creation because your mouth will surely water while the appetizing aroma fills the air. Do not forget to bring the assorted dips for these picnic fish barbecues.


1 pound fish cubes, drained well
1 lemon
Salt, to taste
1 cup yellow squash, cubed
1 cup jalapeño pepper, cubed
1 cup celery, cubed
3 Tbsp olive oil

How To: Marinate fish cubes in lemon and salt for 15 minutes. Drain well. Impale one fish cube in between each vegetable cube. Brush olive oil over the kebab before placing over hot coals. Grill for 7 to 10 minutes, or until cooked. Serve hot with vinaigrette or mayo dressing as dips.

Picnic Grilled Fish Burger

Burger lovers will have a chance to taste a different flavor of burger. Anyone can get hooked to a cholesterol-free and heart-friendly picnic fish burger. This recipe is so easy to prepare. Just grill everything: the fish fillet, the buns, and the veggies.


1 pound fish fillet, drained well
1 piece lemon
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups lettuce, shredded
1 cup tomatoes, sliced
½ cup onion rings

How To: Wash fish fillet with lemon water and drain well. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Set aside for 5 minutes. Brush both sides of fish fillet with olive oil to avoid sticking on the grill rack. Drizzle oil on vegetables while grilling. Arrange grilled fish fillet and vegetables in hot buns.

Enjoy Picnic Grilled Fish Even Without the Sea

Even when the beaches and seaside picnic groves are far away from home, grilled fresh fish as one of picnic foods can make a trip to the woods more enjoyable. Pack the supermarket-bought fish on ice to preserve its freshness during travel. Grilled fish need only a bowl of tangy vegetable salad to create a full meal. Of course, a glass of wine will surely add style to your picnic grilled fish dishes.

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Comments (1)

Wow, they all looks so good, I love grilled fish. I wish I had a garden to be able to grill things. It’s so delicious.

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