Grilling Seafood 101

Grilling Seafood 101

Grilling season is here! With a the variety of different meats we carry to choose from, why not try seafood as a new option for your grill.  Beat the heat by keeping the cooking outdoors, whether you are a seafood connoisseur or a novice to grilling seafood, we have some fun tips and tricks on how to grill a wide variety of seafood from our experts at Shop Intercity. Down below you will find a few ideas to get you started to try grilling seafood out on your own at home. 

Best Methods For Fillet Portions 


The best fish for grilling is any member of the salmon family (spring, coho, sockeye, etc) because they are so versatile on the grill. The fish you have should feel firm, appear unblemished and be approximately 1 inch thick. Fish tends to cook fast on the grill, so to preserve moisture and prevent sticking make sure you coat the fish with oil first and proceed to add your favourite seasonings. We recommend lemon and garlic herb butter or a cajun seasoning to spice it up.  When cooking the fish it is better to leave the skin on because it not only has a great taste but also provides a safety layer between the fish and the grill.

Easy Clean-Up Method

Step 1: Set up a cool zone on your grill.

Step 2: Ensure your grill is clean.

Step 3: Get a pair of tongs and rub vegetable oil on the grates of your grill with a cloth or paper towel.

Step 4: Take your seasoned fish and place in tin foil or parchment paper and form a little pouch.

Step 5: Place on the grill to cook ( 10 minutes for every inch) and enjoy.

Traditional Direct Heat

 Step 1: Set up a cool zone on your grill.

 Step 2: Ensure your grill is clean.

Step 3: Get a pair of tongs and rub vegetable oil on the grates of your grill with a cloth or paper towel.

Step 4: Take you seasoned fish and place directly on the grill at high heat.

Step 5: Flip when the fish is half way cooked ( expected 10 minutes of cooking time for every inch of thickness)

Step 6: When the time is up, place on your favourite serving plate and enjoy


Grilling Lobster Tails


Lobster can be intimidating for anyone. But something you may not know is that you can cook a lobster tail right on the grill. This restaurant favourite can be enjoyed in your own backyard with a few simple steps.


Step 1: Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Step 2: Get you trusty kitchen scissors and cut the top of the shell from the meaty portion to the tail, then take a knife and cut halfway through the meat down the center.

Step 3: Take your favourite marinate and brush over it all over and place on the grill meat side down. 

Step 4: Grill meat side for 6 minutes and flip add butter with your seasonings of choice and grill for about 5 minutes until cooked through.


Grilling Scallop & Shrimp Skewers


The best piece of advice for grilling scallop & shrimp we can give is to keep a careful eye on them so they do not over cook. Otherwise the process is quite simple and with quick cook time you can enjoy these delicious delights in no time. If you would like to grill your skewers have no fear because Shop Intercity has got you covered with that. We have pre-skewered Scallop & Shrimp Skewers ready for you to marinate and cook.


 Step 1: Preheat the grill for medium low heat

 Step 2: Lightly oil the grates 

 Step 3: Season the prawns with your favourite marinate

 Step 4: Place on skewers or straight on your grill

 Step 5: Cook shrimp for 5 minutes on each side or until opaque


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