Jean Allsopp; styling by Julia Rutland
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.