Seafood can be the most intimidating food to grill. It is soft and tender, and it quickly falls apart, gets stuck to the grill, or falls into the fire through the grate. And when we try to grill smaller seafood, such as shrimp and scallops, we end up overcooking them. At this point, you may be wondering if that seafood home delivery was a bad idea and that you should have ordered a ready-made dish instead. Well, this blog will ensure that you never regret buying seafood online in the UK. We will look at the art of grilling seafood, so your seafood will never end up in the trash can!
Grill with the skin on
If you are baking your seafood, keeping or removing the skin might not be a major consideration. When you are cooking seafood on a grill, on the other hand, you have to keep the skin on. Why? Because when you grill, the skin will help keep the fish together in one piece. If you bought tougher-skinned fish, such as salmon, you could remove the skin before eating it or enjoy the crispiness that the thin skin adds to the fish.
Cooking smaller seafood becomes much more difficult because no one wants to stand for hours flipping each slice. Also, if you grill your seafood directly on the grates without continuously flipping them, you risk losing them to the flames. If you do want to enjoy perfectly grilled shrimp, it is a good idea to use skewers. You will only need to flip the entire skewer once or twice to get delicious results!
Steam in a foil packet
Steaming is an excellent method for keeping your seafood moist. In this process, all you have to do is lay out 20-inch heavy foil on the counter and coat it with cooking spray. Next, put your seasoned seafood and thinly sliced vegetables (optional) on the foil and seal the packets by folding the foil edges upwards and pinching the seams. The packets should have enough room for the steam to gather. Place these packets on a preheated grill and leave until the seafood is cooked through—the length of time you can leave the packets on the grill depends on the type of seafood you ordered. That's it! You will have perfectly cooked and delectable food in no time.
Use fish baskets
Using a fish basket is another excellent way to avoid a dreadful cooking experience. Fish baskets will keep the seafood from flaking apart, and rather than handling each piece individually, you will simply have to flip the basket. This ensures that the fish pieces remain together and are thoroughly cooked.
So this is how you can grill your seafood without any hassle. So what are you waiting for? Order your seafood from Seafood Direct and grill it effortlessly with these techniques. Visit our website today to have the freshest seafood delivered to your door. If you have any questions about our seafood delivery, you can also give us a call at 01472 566000.