Fire up the grill — July is National Grilling Month! Even though we don’t need an excuse to spend a warm afternoon on the back deck with a cold beer in hand, this month offers an especially good reason to break out the grill tongs. With summer in full swing, nothing beats the ease and convenience of a fresh seafood meal in your own backyard.
Wondering where to start? We can help with that! Kick National Grilling Month into high gear with these ideas.
#1 Get the basics down pat.
If grilling seafood is new to you, there are a few hot tips that’ll help you have success. From getting the grilling materials you actually need to learning when to keep the skin on fish, don’t miss our top five tricks for nailing your grilled seafood fare.
#2 Learn the proper heat for your grilled food.
Finding the right cooking temperatures can be a finicky thing — and it (unfortunately) can also have devastating effects on your dish if it’s not done right. Seafood is notoriously easy to overcook, and nobody wants a rubbery piece of fish. Lucky for you, we have a quick and easy temperature guide you can refer to for all your favorite seafood dishes.
#3 Try steaming Alaskan king crab legs on an open grill
To preserve the maximum flavor and tenderness of Alaskan king crab legs, steaming on the grill is a great way to go. King crabs are famously large, and steaming them on the grill is a manageable way to handle these large specimens without losing any of their signature tenderness. Plus, there’s no mess in the kitchen to clean up — win-win!
#4 Give grilled crab legs a go.
No steaming here — these legs will go straight on the grill after being coated in olive oil. Grilling is one of the easiest preparations for crab legs, and the result is mouthwatering. It’s also a good go-to if you have a bunch of friends coming over for a cookout.
#5 Customize your own dipping sauce.
With a month of grilled goodness on the menu, now’s the ideal time to perfect your own signature “super sauce.” Try your hand at various popular combinations, and then let your creative juices take over. Lime juice, mayo, and sriracha? Give it a go! Mustard, teriyaki, and melted butter? Maybe! The sky’s the limit.Ready to become a grill master? Stock up on your favorite catches now and get grilling!