Lighten Up the Grill

Seafood is a natural choice when you're trying to eat healthfully, and grilling practically guarantees delicious results. Try our four easy recipes that are low in fat but high in flavor.

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Tomato–Green Onion Relish

Jean Allsopp; styling by Julia Rutland

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 Grilled Shrimp with Asian Barbecue Sauce 

 Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Mint Gremolata 

 Grilled Fish Tacos with Tomato-Green Onion Relish 

 Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing 

 Ready, Set, Grill 
Grilled seafood is low in fat and calories and rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, which may prevent heart disease. Try these tips to keep it light, healthy, and tasty.

• Marinate seafood for 15 to 30 minutes before grill-ing to get great flavor fast.

• Give seafood a rub before it hits the grill. Make your own dry rub or check out the spice section of your supermarket for spiced and herbal choices.

• Clean the grill rack to remove any residue that might cause sticking, and lightly coat the rack with cooking spray before you place it over the fire.

• Cook thin fillets skin-side down when grilling to help keep the fish moist and in one piece. For thicker fillets, which require a longer cooking time, sear flesh-side first, then flip. When the fish is done, it's easy to lift the skin away from the flesh with a spatula.

• Throw some presoaked wood chips on the fire before grilling to add a layer of smoky flavor.

• Enliven grilled seafood with citrus or fresh salsas, which are low-calorie nutrition powerhouses.  

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