Fish and Seafood Barbecue Tips

three fish in fish baskets over hot coals

For keen home chefs, al fresco cooking is one of the greatest pleasures in life. The combination of good company, warm weather and fresh food has an appeal that goes back millennia, scratching an almost primeval itch deep in the collective consciousness.

The world of fish and seafood comes into its own outdoors but there are a few points to bear in mind if you’re unaccustomed to barbecuing anything other than red meat or chicken.

First, fish fillets tend to be too delicate for all but the deftest hands when it comes to barbecueing, so unless you’ve an appetite for faff they are best avoided. There are plenty of better options.

Second, be patient. If you’re using an old-school barbecue with coals then don’t even think about cooking fish or seafood on it until there’s a steady medium-to-high heat that will last at least an hour. Additionally, whether you’re cooking over coals or on a gas-fired barbecue, make sure the grill itself has reached a decent temperature before placing fish on it – the hotter it is, the lower the chance of anything sticking to it.

Third, respect your ingredients. If you’ve paid good money for exceptional fish then don’t interfere with their natural flavours – rather, choose ingredients that will complement and highlight them. Your barbecue is simply another tool for cooking so don’t make the mistake of thinking you need a whole new set of ingredients.

The fourth and final consideration regards equipment. It pays to stock up on kitchen paper, skewers and tinfoil, plus you’ll find that hinged grill baskets and fish baskets are a sound investment if you’re serious about cooking fish and seafood outdoors.

Lesson over - time to cook.

Shipping Information

  • Wed-Fri delivery is free for orders over £60
  • Wed-Fri delivery costs £4.95 for orders under £60
  • Saturday delivery is free for orders over £100
  • Saturday delivery costs £9.99 for orders under £100
  • Please specify your preferred delivery date at Checkout
  • We don't deliver on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays
Place Order On
Earliest Delivery
Sat 10am – Wed 10am
Following Wed
Wed 10am – Thu 10am
Following Thu
Thu 10am – Fri 10am
Following Fri
Fri 10am – Sat 10am
Following Sat

Impact of Covid-19

We are pleased to say that as the lockdown eases deliveries are now running on schedule. 

However we are still experiencing minor disruption to supply and distribution chains, so the availability of certain products remains subject to change.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Skip to content