Sweet 'n' Smoky Grilled Seafood Dinners
These recipes all feature a sweet touch of sugar, honey, fruit, or maple syrup balanced with grilled seafood's naturally smoky flavors.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Maple Grilled Salmon
A simple glaze featuring bright citrus notes and sweet maple syrup coats the salmon as it cooks, creating the perfect caramelization. You will relish every delicious bite.
Recipe: Maple Grilled Salmon
Grilled Halibut and Fresh Mango Salsa
We guarantee that after tasting one bite of this summery dish, you'll want to head right back to the kitchen and make another batch of the tropical salsa. Tangy and fruity with eye-popping color, the mango salsa is fantastic with this halibut, but try it other types of fish too.
Spicy Passion Fruit-Glazed Shrimp
With its intoxicating floral aroma, the sweet-tart passion fruit is an intriguing partner for grilled shrimp. When straining the glaze, press with the back of a spoon to make sure you get as much passion fruit flavor as possible.
Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon
When grilled, the brown sugar-paprika rub turns slightly crusty and caramelized, giving this dish an irresistible flavor and texture. Even better, this 5-ingredient recipe can be on your dinner table in less than half an hour.
Recipe: Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon
Grilled Striped Bass with Chunky Mango-Ginger Sauce
A firm white fish with delicate flavor, striped bass is delicious with bold seasonings. A mixture of fresh ginger and orange juice acts like a culinary light bulb in the sauce, brightening the musky sweetness of mango. Dress this dish up or down by pairing it with an icy pilsner or a fruity white wine, such as Riesling.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Grilled Salmon with Blackberry-Cabernet Coulis
The kingly Cabernet Sauvignon pairs surprisingly well with mid-summer blackberries, which emphasize the wine's fruity, full-flavored appeal. Spoon this dramatically-hued sauce over a salmon steak for an unforgettable grilled meal.
Mahimahi with Peach and Pink Grapefruit Relish
Cooling, yet sweet and tangy at the same time, this refreshing relish goes down easy with a firm, mild fish like mahimahi. Pair it with a sparkly prosecco and make a pre-dinner toast to your own grill-fabulous self.
Shrimp Sate with Pineapple Salsa
You might not be able to rustle up a beachside view, tropical breezes, or a friendly waiter with a tray of umbrella-laden cocktails, but this festive shrimp dinner will certainly put you in a vacation mood. To save time, start with cored, sliced pineapple from the produce section.
Recipe: Shrimp Sate with Pineapple Salsa
Liberally coated in chili powder and cumin before going on the grill, these salmon fillets pack a spicy bite. But if you're worried about this dish being too hot, relax–a touch of brown sugar and maple syrup brings the flavors into perfect balance.
Recipe: Maple-Glazed Salmon
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