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9 Delicious Grilled Fish Recipes

Tasty and light meals to try this summer

As long as you don't overdo it, fish remains tender, moist and juicy when cooked on a hot grill. Once the fish flakes and is no longer translucent, it's ready to go. These recipes — some of them easy enough for a quick weeknight meal — will allow you to create some light and delicious summer dinners.

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Grilled tuna steak with lemon wedge. (Art of Food/Alamy)

Grilled tuna is a light fish recipe you may want to try this summer. — Art of Food/Alamy

1. Tuna Marinated in Recaito 

by Maria Dolores Beatriz

Recaito is a mixture of yellow onion, chiles, garlic cloves, green bell pepper and cilantro, combined in a blender. The papaya sauce adds sweetness to the spice.

Per serving: 285 calories, 2g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 34g protein, 252mg sodium

2. Almond-Coated Mahimahi With Mango Vinaigrette and Grilled Plantains 

by Linda Zimmerman

Plantains, a staple of Asian, Latin American and Caribbean cooking, have a near-black skin when ripe. The almonds and cracked peppercorns make a perfect coating on the mahimahi in this recipe.

Per serving: 422 calories, 2g saturated fat, 54g carbohydrates, 30g protein, 7g fiber, 332mg sodium

3. Monkfish Kebabs Marinated With Herbs and Yogurt 

by Sophie Braimbridge and Erica Jankovich

Yogurt is used to tenderize the cubed fish (you can use salmon if you prefer it to monkfish) in this easy recipe. Served with brown rice, it makes for a low-fat, light meal.

Per serving: 157 calories, 3g saturated fat, 0g fiber, 0.35g sodium

4. Sesame-Citrus Tuna Steaks 

by Beatrice Ojakangas

This tuna in this recipe can be cooked using an outdoor grill or an oven. The sweet-and-savory marinade caramelizes beautifully on the fish either way.

Per serving: 280 calories, 2g saturated fat, 3g carbohydrates, 40g protein, 0g fiber, 402mg sodium

5. Thai Grilled Prawns With Emerald Noodles 

by Joey Altman

If you grill shrimp with the shells on, they deliver even more delicious flavor. The combination of sweet, spicy and tangy that comes from mint, basil, cilantro, lime juice, fish sauce, chile and sugar is characteristic of Thai cuisine. You can serve the shrimp as appetizers or a main dish.

Per serving (not including Emerald Sauce): 143 calories, 0g saturated fat, 22g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 1g fiber, 104mg sodium

Next page: Trout, Halibut and two more delicious grilled fish recipes. »

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EMERIL'S FRIED FISH SANDWICH: Chef Emeril Lagasse demonstrates how to make this coastal sandwich, which starts with a white, flaky fish like halibut or cod.

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