How to Keep Fish from Sticking to the Grill

It is surprisingly simple to prevent fish from sticking to the grill grate. This one tip will help keep your grill grate clean and reduce sticking at the same time. As added bonus, it will infuse your grill with flavor!

You probably have guessed by now, the secret to a clean and stick resistant grill is a lemon! Simply rubbing citrus slices over a grill will help keep fish from sticking to the grill grate and infuse it with flavor at the same time.

Don't have any lemons available? You can also use Oranges, Grapefruit and Limes.

No citrus at all?

Try rubbing the outside of the fish generously with olive oil to help keep the skin from sticking to the grill.


Grilling Tips

  • Bone-in rib chops have a bit more fat, adding flavor and moistness – Brining is an unexpected step but worth the effort.
  • For my vegetarian friends: Orange juice, turmeric, ginger, garlic, and lemon zest make a light marinade for summer squash or tofu.
  • The smaller the cut, the younger the lamb. The younger the lamb, the milder the flavor and the more tender the meat.
  • Steaks at room temperature take seasoning better and will cook faster.
  • Fruit woods such as apple and cherry impart a slightly sweet flavor that complements pork and game, such as venison, duck, and pheasant.


Grilling Safety Tips

  • If you are using wooden skewers to roast marshmallows, be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes first to prevent them from scorching.
  • Always serve cooked food from the grill on a clean plate, not one that held raw foods.
  • Do not discard ash until the coals are thoroughly dead. Let them sit overnight or dump water on them before you put them in your trash can.