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.

By Jackie Mills R.D.
May 30, 2007
Jean Allsopp; styling by Julia Rutland

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

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

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

• Clean the grill rack to remove any residue that mightcause sticking, and lightly coat the rack with cooking spray beforeyou place it over the fire.

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

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

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