People are afraid to cook fish; it makes a stink when you cook it inside, but can disintegrate into flakes on the grill. I'm here to tell you there's a delicious, no-mess way to cook fish on the grill. Let me spill my secrets...
Secret 1: Do NOT marinate your salmon. You may think it’s the best way to add flavor, but it actually breaks down the fish’s proteins and makes it more likely to flake, fall apart and stick when you’re grilling it. Once the salmon is cooked through, add our delicious sauce (recipe below) 10-15 minutes before serving so it has a chance to soak up all the flavor.
Secret 2: Put aluminum foil down on your grill. If any fish sticks, you aren’t stuck with it forever. But because foil is a conductor, you’ll still get those hot grill marks.
Secret 3: Grill it skin side up first. Fish breaks down as it cooks, too, so grilling it flesh side down allows it to naturally caramelize and release on its own—so it’s intact when you flip it (if it’s still sticking when you try to flip, let it cook on that side a little longer).