Seafood Grilling Time Chart

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Fish Fillets, Steaks and Boneless Cubes

Place firm fish on cooking grate and more delicate fillets on heavy-duty foil. Cook for time given in chart or until fish is opaque but still moist in thickest part; turn once halfway through cooking time (unless fish is on foil).
  SIZE  COOKING TIME 
Fillets 

1/2 inch

3/4 inch

6-8 minutes

8-10 minutes

Fillets and Steaks  1 inch 10 minutes
Boneless Cubes ( Kebabs)
 
 
1 inch
 
8-10 minutes

Whole Fish

Place whole fillets and whole fish, skin side down, on cooking grate, support more delicate fish on heavy-duty foil. Cook for time given on chart or until fish is opaque but still moist in thickest part.

  SIZE COOKING TIME
Whole Fish 

1 inch

1 1/2 inches

2-2 1/2 inches

3 inches
 

10 minutes

10-15 minutes

20-30 minutes

30-40 minutes

Shellfish

Place shellfish on cooking grate. Cook crab, lobster, shrimp, and scallops for time given in chart or until opaque in thickest part.; turn once halfway through cooking time. Scrub and rinse live clams, mussels, and oysters; cook until shells open. Throw away any that do not open.

  SIZE COOKING TIME
Crab, whole About 2 1/2 pounds 10-12 minutes
Lobster, whole About 2 pounds 18-20 minutes
Lobster tails 8-10 ounces 8-10 minutes
Shrimp

Medium
(21-25 per pound)

Large
(10-15 per pound)

Extra Large
(under 10 per pound)

4-5 minutes

 
5-6 minutes

 
6-8 minutes

Scallops, shell off 1-2 inches in diameter 4-6 minutes
Clams, hard-shell Medium 5-8 minutes
Mussels, in shell Under 12 per pound 4-5 minutes
Oysters, in shell Small 8 minutes

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