Sardines, salmon, sea bass, king prawns etc, need no more than seasoning and basting with your choice of marinade or sauce. Others such as cod fillet and softer fish need protection.
Marinade your fish and seafood before cooking; olive oil, sea salt, honey, soy sauce, herbs and spices are all prime candidates for a great seafood marinade.
Fresh herbs such as rosemary and bay leaves in particular make ideal flavouring.
Try to lift the rack or grid you will be cooking on away from the charcoal; this reduces the heat allowing the fish to cook and not burn.
Consider staggering the cooking of seafood so each type is cooked separately, this way guests will be better able to enjoy the different tastes and textures.
Serving suggestionMackerel is one of the most popular BBQ fish - why not try our Mackerel and Gooseberry parcels - simply curl a Mackerel Fillet around some fresh gooseberries, squeeze over some lemon then wrap in a tin foil and place on the grill for 5 minutes each side - delicious!