July is Domestic Seafood Month and the perfect time to fire up the grill! Check out the recipes below to learn how to make restaurant-quality grilled seafood at home.
And if you want sustainable products for your summer cookout, look for U.S.-harvested seafood. Our fishermen and fish farmers work under robust, transparent environmental standards that have made the U.S. a global leader in sustainable seafood. Learn more about the science, status, and management of U.S. seafood at FishWatch.
Also known as dorado or dolphin fish, mahi mahi has a great flavor and hearty texture. It’s one of several species traditionally used in fish tacos thanks to its mild flavor and flakey fillets. Mahi mahi is also a good source of vitamin B12, phosphorus, and potassium.
- Grilled fish tacos with strawberry avocado salsa and lime crema
- Grilled white fish with coriander-buttered tomatoes and dill
Sweet, salty, buttery—these and other terms can all be used to describe the taste of oysters. It all depends on where it was grown. Regardless of their region, all oysters are low in calories and loaded with protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients.
Alaskan pollock has a mild, delicate taste and a firm yet flaky texture. It’s well suited for a variety of cooking methods—including grilling. If you’re looking for a high-protein, low-fat choice, pollock is a good option. It’s also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Swordfish is one of the meatiest fish available. It’s ideal for the grill, and it’s slightly sweet taste means it pairs well with marinades and sauces. Swordfish is also an excellent source of selenium, niacin, vitamin B12, and zinc.
The five Atlantic tuna species managed by NOAA Fisheries—bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, skipjack, and bluefin—boast different flavors, textures, and color. Whether you’re looking to add protein to your salad or make a fish steak the centerpiece of your meal, tunas are a great option.
Find more recipes for the U.S. seafood you love on FishWatch. Want to learn more about seafood but don’t know where to start? FishWatch also arms you with the facts about what makes U.S. seafood sustainable—from the ocean or farm to your plate. Get up-to-date information on the status of harvested marine fish and farmed fish, and learn more about various aspects of U.S. seafood.