Make waves this summer and switch up your menu. Instead of traditional pork, beef and chicken, try seafood instead! From the familiar salmon burgers to the more adventurous barbecued oysters, our recipe inspiration will have you hooked.

1. Grilled Tilapia Packets with Mushrooms, Zucchini & Potatoes

A quick and easy meal all on the barbecue? Yes, please. Top all the tasty ingredients with pesto, wrap in foil and grill for just 15 minutes. Dinner is done.

2. Tilapia with Creamy Dill Sauce

Lemon and dill, two classic fish pairings, dance in this dish. Serve with a dollop of sauce on each fillet or serve on the side so diners can add as much of this zesty topping as they want.

3. Spinach & Leek Topped Tilapia

We recommend this sautéed topping over baked tilapia, but it’s so delicious and easy that you’ll want to add it on everything. Try it on salmon or cod as well.

4. Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Cilantro Cream

Meet the new leading contender for taco night. A seafood twist on a family favourite, this vibrant summer meal is just as fun to assemble as it is to eat.

TIP: If you’re taking your dinner outdoors to the grill, make sure it is well oiled and hot before the fillet goes on the barbecue. Tilapia is an especially delicate fish and should be handled accordingly — flip (carefully!) only once using a fish slice.

5. Thai Curry & Herb Salmon Burgers

Salmon patties are a leaner alternative to your everyday ground beef burgers. Plus, this easy recipe can be made with tuna, too.

6. Asian-Inspired Grilled Salmon Salad

A spirited salad with an Asian twist, it’s the perfect meal for hot summer nights al fresco. Feel free to play around with the veggies — we love mixed summer greens, snap peas and carrots.

7. Curry Grilled Salmon with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

Cool cucumber and lively curry-spiked salmon meet up for a pairing of mouthwatering proportions. Even better? The recipe can be made in the oven as well.

8. Grilled Peaches & Planked Salmon

Grilled peaches – they’re not just for dessert. Tossed with basil and lemon juice, they make a surprisingly sweet and tangy side to planked salmon.

TIP: There’s always a way to switch things up! Watch our video: Two Ways to Grill Salmon. It can be done straight on the grill or on a soaked plank for extra flavour.

9. Mandarin Ginger Shrimp Kabobs

Just because you’re in your backyard doesn’t mean things can’t get a bit exotic. Spear fresh pineapple and red pepper alongside shrimp and you’ve got a colourful crowd pleaser.

10. Spicy Grilled Shrimp

A platter of these succulent shrimp doused in a hot pepper-lemon-garlic sauce will be welcome at any backyard bash. Serve with lots of napkins.

11. Chipotle Shrimp, Mango & Sweet Onion Kabobs

Kick up the shrimp’s flavour with chipotle and slide on some sweet and tangy sidekicks for some beautiful and delicious kabobs. You’ll instantly be the hit of the party when you bust these crowd-pleasing nibbles out.

12. Paprika Shrimp

The universal finger food gets a flavour boost with spice. Serve alone with a dipping sauce, on top of a salad, or as a delicious bite-size addition to surf and turf.

TIP: Get your skewers ready (pre-soak wooden skewers in water for at least two hours), heat up the barbecue and watch How to Grill Shrimp for a quick and straightforward guide.

13. Grilled Scallops with Summer Compote

Diced English cucumbers and ripe red tomatoes add a splash of colour to this delicately flavoured dish.

14.Grilled Scallops with Mango Curry Glaze

Take your next backyard bash on a tropical-inspired adventure. And don’t stop at scallops. Our Mango Curry barbecue sauce can be used as a glaze on all sorts of seafood.

15. Maple-Glazed Scallops

Add a little touch of Canada to these tender, succulent sea treats. Serve them hot or cold. The best part? They only take 15 minutes!

TIP: For extra flavour, marinate scallops in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking. Layer a piece of aluminum foil on the grates to prevent the scallops from falling through when grilling. For extra smokiness, grill them on a cedar plank.

16. Grilled Lobster with Caper Gremolata

Impress anyone with this seemingly over-the-top meal. The thing is — it’s easy. But don’t worry; your secret is safe with us.

17. Spicy Caesar Lobster Lettuce Rolls

Just when you thought lobster rolls couldn’t get any better, here’s a spicy twist on the East Coast delicacy.

TIP: Don’t be intimidated by these upscale crustaceans. Learn How to Grill Lobster Tails and try it for yourself — you may be surprised by how easy it is.

18. Potato Chip-Crusted Haddock

Add some salty crunch to this versatile white fish with sea salt and malt vinegar kettle cooked chips. Everyone, especially the kids, will love it.

19. Steamed Haddock with Leeks, Carrots & Anise

This dish is not only brimming with delicious veggies, but — thanks to its parchment paper technique — cleanup is a breeze, too.

20. Crispy Baked Fish & Sweet Potato Chips

A better-for-you spin on fish and chips, these fillets get their crunch from rice crackers. And they’re served with sweet potato chips. You just can’t argue with that.

21. Grilled Halibut Steaks with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

Thick, satisfying halibut steaks get the zing of lemon and the earthiness of garlic in this sure-to-impress hearty summer meal.

TIP: Want some seafood certainty? If you’re not sure how much to buy or which fillet to choose, simply refer to our Better Food Guide to Seafood.

22. Po’Boy-Style Cod Sandwich

Wedged between two slices of artisan sourdough bread sits Cajun-seasoned cod, juicy tomato, crunchy cucumber, crisp lettuce, and an incredible caper-lemon sauce that you can brag about.

23. Spiced Cod with Orange & Pepper Salad

Perked up with chili powder and paprika, this cod comes with a bright summer citrus side.

24. Cod with Pineapple-Mint Salsa & Couscous

Pineapple and mint are a match made in flavour heaven. Brighten up wild cod fillets with this vibrant salsa served with delicious and dependable couscous.

TIP: Even if you’re a novice in the kitchen, it’s incredibly easy to cook cod. Here are three ways you can have it ready in 15 minutes.

25. Grilled Ginger-Soy Calamari

These rings are skewered Japanese-style and can either be grilled on the barbecue or on the stove top in a skillet.

26. Grilled Oysters with Salsa Verde

Convert any shellfish naysayer by throwing oysters on the grill and topping them with our Sensations by Compliments Salsa.

27. Grilled Mussels with Coconut-Curry Sauce

Talk about an easy grilled appetizer! Guests will enjoy indulging in these sweet and spicy shellfish straight from their own shell.

28. Barbecued Spanish Rice with Sausage & Seafood

Turn the heat up with this easy twist on paella — made with shrimp, mussels and smoked sausage and cooked right on the grill.

TIP: Watch How to Clean Mussels before you get started to learn how to remove the beard, which mussels to discard and how to store them for optimal freshness.