You're so excited to fire up the grill at the start of grilling season. But you soon tire of burgers and hot dogs. It's time to think beyond the backyard barbecue basics. These 10 tasty recipes for halibut, salmon and other seafood fare are sure to get you psyched about grilling in no time.
Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
Take your shrimp cocktail up a notch by grilling it. This version from Smitten Kitchen also features a cocktail sauce recipe. The blog's author says it's "habit-forming." Don't say we didn't warn you!
Grilled Halibut With Southwestern Rub and Tomatillo Salsa
Want good grill marks on this fish dish? This blogger at Kalyn's Kitchen suggests starting with the grill on high. Then put the fish on the grill and lower the temperature to medium high.
Mediterranean-Style Grilled Salmon
This salmon is anything but basic. You can substitute halibut, swordfish, sea bass or any whitefish for the salmon and still maintain the dish's low calorie count, according to dietitians at the Mayo Clinic.
Scallop Kabobs and Corn
Blogger Mix and Match Mama says this recipe is ideal for one of those hot summer nights when you have no desire to cook. With little preparation, you can throw the scallops on the grill and serve your family a tasty and healthy dish.
Shrimp Kebabs With Pineapple and Peppers
Fruit on the grill? You'll understand its appeal after you serve this meal of pineapple kebabs from Meal Makeover Moms. And at 150 calories, it's healthy to boot.
Grilled Salmon Paprika
This salmon recipe from Elana's Pantry is gluten free and high in protein. The blogger's kids love it and your family will, too.
Grilled Mahi Mahi With Lemon and Capers
When you cook mahi mahi on the grill, it stays firm and won't dry out, says Kayln's Kitchen. Plus, the capers give the recipe its yummy tang.
Salmon Teriyaki Kebabs
Teriyaki goes well with fish, as well as with chicken, beef and pork. Serve the kebabs with white rice for an Asian-inspired meal, suggests blogger Annabel Karmel.
Grilled Fish Tacos With Mango-Avocado Salsa
After a long day at work or at the pool with the kids, blogger Andrea Meyers suggests you enjoy this spicy fish dish with a cold beer and a lime.
Tuna Steak Sandwiches
Burgers aren't the only fare that can fill your hamburger buns. You'll salivate over this grilled tuna sandwich recipe from the Mayo Clinic.