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Seafood is a healthier option than pork or beef when it comes to meat. They’re packed full of nutrients and low in fat. They’re light but can still fill a big appetite. But most of all, seafood generally has a shorter cooking time as compared to other types of meat. So whether you’re grilling fish, squid or shrimps, you can expect to have a delicious, filling dinner tonight!

Here are 3 grilled seafood recipes you can try cooking with your grill:

1. Tropical Garlic Shrimps

What you need:

  • 12-15 pieces large tiger shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 wooden skewers, soaked in water beforehand
  • 2-3 fresh lemon slices (optional)

In a large bowl, combine olive oil, tequila, lime juice, Cajun seasoning, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Whisk until all ingredients are well blended. Pour marinade in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Place shrimp in the bag and coat with marinade. Seal and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. When ready, remove shrimp from bag, shake off excess and discard excess marinade. Thread shrimp onto skewers then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or when the center is no longer transparent. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

2. Dill There Was Salmon

What you need:

  • 1/4 kg. salmon fillet with skin on
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 pinches brown sugar

Combine mayonnaise, dill and Dijon mustard in a medium bowl and mix well until ingredients are well-blended. Set aside. Spread salmon fillet with vegetable oil then place on a pre-heated grill skin side down. Spread dill mixture on top of the fish. Grill over medium-high heat until fish can easily be flaked with a fork, about 8-10 minutes.

3. Cheese Crusted Grilled Scallops

What you need:

  • 15 large sea scallops, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fine Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

In a medium bowl, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, black pepper and garlic salt. Pour olive oil in a separate bowl. Dip each scallop in olive oil before coating with bread crumb mixture. Place breaded scallops on a plate then cover and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes. When ready, brush scallops lightly with vegetable oil then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or when lightly browned on the outside.

Try any of these easy yet delicious grilled seafood recipes for dinner and you’ll surely crave for more!

Vitamin Sea: 3 Easy Grilled Seafood Recipes Your Dinner Table Needs

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