Ladies and gentlemen, fire up the grill! It’s August, and we intend to spend the entire month grilling up some of our favorite summertime seafood dishes. Since we can’t beat the heat, we are craving fresh and light grilled seafood. However you cook it—skewers, cedar planks or baskets—our August picks make getting healthful seafood dishes on the table effortless, without breaking (too much) of a sweat.
Whether it’s a brunch for two, a family meal or a solo lunch on the patio, grilling makes it easy to scale up or scale down. Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Butter Pasta, Mediterranean-inspired Salmon Gyros and Grilled Honey Parmesan Oysters are just a couple of the deliciously nourishing grilled dishes we’ve chosen for this month’s menu. One of our favorite aspects of our August menu? The grill is hot, and the kitchen’s not.
Ready. Set. Grill!
Grilled Halibut Niçoise with Market Vegetables
We love a good tuna Niçoise salad, but this uses sweet and firm halibut for a fun twist. This colorful plate of fresh, seasonal vegetables is topped with nutritious halibut rich in omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein. It’s an enticing dish that’s guaranteed to be 100-percent Instagram-worthy.
Grilled Mussels with Herb Butter
Looking for a dish that is sure to impress! You’ll please all the hungry mouths around the dinner table with this savory combination of nutrient-packed mussels, herbs and butter.
Grilled Scallops with Lemony Salsa Verde
These scallops get a serious char, then they are pulled off the grill and topped with a citrusy-herb infused salsa verde. Make it a meal with a side of arugula and a loaf of crusty, whole grain bread.
Char-Grilled Honey Parmesan Oysters
This month we’re shaking things up big time by grilling oyster in the spirit of New Orleans. A touch of sweetness comes from the honey in the cheesy topping. With its distinctively delicious flavor profile, this is now our go-to recipe for oysters for the rest of the summer.
Grilled Tropical Shrimp Salad
If you don’t think of fruit and seafood together, think again. The sweetness of fruit pairs perfectly with all kinds of seafood, from salmon and cod to shrimp and scallops. We promise this will become one of your summer flavor combos.
Grilled Mediterranean Cedar Plank Salmon Gyros
Pescatarians, you’re in luck! This Mediterranean-inspired salmon is grilled on a cedar plank and then gets the traditional gyro treatment with feta, Kalamata olives and store-bought tzatziki. This hand-held fave packs a ton of flavor and beneficial nutrients, like heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Grilled Shrimp with Lemon-Butter Pasta
Perfectly grilled shrimp. Lemon butter sauce. Serve with pasta or zoodles and this scampi is elevated to superstar status. This easy-to-throw-together recipe is a great reason to keep a bag of raw shrimp in the freezer.
Grilled Lobster Tail
Ending our August roundup with a show-stopping dish – grilled lobster tail! We love these simple grilling instructions transport you from a standard summer night to a New England-style lobster dinner for the family. Make it a meal by wrapping some fresh ears of corn in foil and roasting on the on the grill for about 20 minutes before adding the lobster.