With warmer weather on the way, there’s much to get excited for—especially the joy of outdoor entertaining. Any one of these summery seafood recipes is perfect for a backyard gathering, a weekend family cookout, or a festive al fresco dinner party.
Cooking fish on the grill might sound scary, but all you need to do to enjoy this summertime staple is ensure your grill is clean and well-oiled. The halibut is topped with an herbaceous salsa verde and served with grilled zucchini and peppers for a light but hearty summer meal.
This grilled salmon recipe takes inspiration from the bright flavors of harissa, a Middle Eastern condiment made of roasted red chiles, but with a summery twist. Thanks to fresh coriander, green chiles, and a dollop of sour cream, ours is bright green and a perfect, punchy complement to rich salmon.
Nothing says summer like a lobster roll, but we’ll let you in on a secret: we think salmon works just as well and is much less work. On a perfect summer day, who could ask for more?
Meaty, Middle Eastern–inspired halibut kebabs—rubbed with a simple mixture of olive oil and za’atar—are so simple, yet so elegant. A creamy, green herb–spiked harissa sauce and a fresh tomato-cucumber-olive salad complete the meal, perfect for any dinner party.
Fire up the grill with any one of our fantastic premade salmon burgers and you’ve got a backyard barbecue party for the books. There are so many ways to top and serve them, but our test kitchen narrowed it down to six scrumptious combos that will wow the crowd at your first-of-summer cookout.