Seafood Recipes for Summer!! When you’re firing up the grill this summer, don’t forget the seafood! Grilled Cod in foil, shrimp and vegetable skewers and seared sea scallops! So good!
This post is sponsored by Metcalfe’s.
Seafood is one of my favorite foods. Seafood paella, seafood pasta, Coconut Shrimp Curry or just baking salmon, I could eat seafood everyday and be happy! Just like anything else, it’s good to know where your seafood comes from, how it was raised, when it was delivered (depending on where you live) and to learn about sustainability practices.
Metcalfe’s is my trusted source for all things seafood. Whenever I have questions, I know I can get a knowledgeable answer from one of their fish mongers. I also love the fact that Metcalfe’s has a large selection of delicious, quality seafood.
Metcalfe’s is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated neighborhood market overflowing with good things to eat. Their markets are known for an abundance of local and premium quality foods. In fact, many of their ingredients are sourced from local farms and artisans at the peak of their season. Metcalfe’s Market is home to fresh baked breads & pastries from 25 local bakeries, more than 500 varieties of artisan cheeses, Boar’s Head deli meats, and the largest variety of local & organic produce in the area! There are three locations: two in Madison, one at Hilldale and the other at West Towne and one in Wauwatosa.
Metcalfe’s Sustainable Seafood Department is conducted in partnership with and verified by FishWise, a non-profit marine conservation organization. Metcalfe’s is committed to sourcing foods that are both good for you and the environment. Their goal is for us to work together to keep our oceans healthy and abundant by purchasing fish caught or farmed using environmentally friendly practices.
Why choose sustainable seafood? Sustainable seafood comes from sources, whether fished or farmed, that can maintain or increase production in the long-term without jeopardizing affected ecosystems. When you purchase seafood that is sustainably farmed or harvested you are helping to ensure a constant supply of seafood from healthy oceans. Your purchasing power supports:
- Species preservation and biodiversity
- The health of aquatic and terrestrial habitats
- Fishing communities and their livelihoods
- Clean and productive oceans
If you’re in Wisconsin, be sure to take advantage of the all the great Memorial Day sales going on at Metcalfe’s! Their Memorial Day sales start on May 23rd and they will have several grilling seafood items on sale!!
In the summer we grill everything from burgers to vegetables to chicken to seafood! I hope you check out the video above for some great recipes!
Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers
Watch the video above to see how to prep these! I didn’t season my shrimp or vegetables because I love to also make a chimichurri sauce to go along with these, but feel free to season your shrimp and vegetables with salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning and some smoked paprika before assembling.
Please note: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning and splintering while on the grill.
Grill the skewers for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp is opaque and the vegetables are tender or starting to char just slightly. Before serving, you can also serve with a lemon butter sauce.
Grilled Cod in foil
- 1 lb. cod fish fillet
- kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 lemon sliced
- fresh parsley diced
- aluminum foil
- Use 2 large pieces of heavy aluminum foil, overlapped. Place the fish in the center and season generously with salt and pepper. Place butter pieces on top of the cod, place the lemon slices on top and garnish with some fresh parsley.
- Fold the foil around the fish and seal, creating a tent for the cod.
- Using an outdoor grill that is heated to high (500 to 550 degrees), place the foil packet on the grill grates and close the grill. Grill for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, open carefully, serve and enjoy!