Meats like steak and chicken might be the go-tos when it comes to grilling (we totally get that), but we’re also crazy about grilling our seafood. Take shrimp, for instance. It’ll get wonderfully smoky after some time on the grill. For a flavorful lettuce wrap, marinate shrimp with oil, chiles, lemongrass, and ginger and grill on a plancha or cast-iron grill pan. Or try gambas al ajillo, shrimp cooked in olive oil with chiles and garlic. And we’ll never, ever say no to some grilled lobster. When you split a lobster in half, you can grill it using a two-step process—starting it shell-up gives it a nice char, while flipping it over onto the shell lets you finish the cooking gently. Spreading on a compound butter between the steps lets the butter melt down into the lobster, infusing it with flavor. Try it with compound butter made with either cilantro and chiles or garlic and parsley.
Find these dishes and more in our collection of our favorite grilled shrimp and shellfish recipes.