“Dressed to Grill”: Healthy/Delicious Summer Grilling Tips and Recipes

Is your fish sticking or falling apart on the grill or skillet? Try grilling or frying fish on lemons (or limes, onions, or whatever)   ……..Why didn't I think of that?

I know this seems like such a trivial subject to write a whole blogpost on, but running across this little "tidbit" of information opened up fish "Fish Grilling World" to me.

I love to grill fish, but the fish tends to break apart on the grill, especially those flaky white fishes. My favorite, salmon, has a tendency to lose the skin, which is very nutritious, whether on the grill or when cooking on a frying pan with oil.

The solution? Grill or fry the fish sitting on top of lemons. So brilliant yet so simple…………………….

And in reality, the technique is not really limited to lemons (and not even limited to the fish because anything can stick on the grill!!!).

I've also tried it with oranges, also onions (a really great option to enhance flavor), Shrimp Kebabs on lime slices, burgers which sometimes fall apart on lime and onion combo slices, the possibilities are unlimited!!!!!

Let the technique evolve from just an avoiding food sticking to grate technique, but a way to enhance the flavor of the food!!!

……..mixing and matching is my own slant on the technique, that I hate to say, I'm acting like I invented it myself {chuckle}

The technique is great for the skillet also!!!

Salmon lovers will find this tidbit of knowledge a godsend, because it is hard to grill salmon without ruining the skin, which we love so much………

I don't get into non-stick skillets, and it does leave a skillet very messy, but I just soak in soapy water and let it sit a day, and then trow the skillet in the dishwasher.

Somehow, this little tidbit of information has got my whole life feeling like it's now in sync ….I forgot where I saw the tip, but thanks to whomever though of it, you made my summer grilling a world of new possibilities!!!!

…..I just wanted to pass on the love!


~stay healthy~


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Awesome post! my mom grills fish in the oven on a bed of onions, delicious : P


Is the fish or salmon turned over when, grilling or frying?


Hi Blanca,

I’m always turning mine over when grilling or Frying

Doug at GAIA Health Blog


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