Seafood is a healthier option than pork or beef when it comes to meat. They're packed full of nutrients and low in fat. They're light but can still fill a big appetite. But most of all, seafood generally has a shorter cooking time as compared to other types of meat. So whether you're grilling fish, squid or shrimps, you can expect to have a delicious, filling dinner tonight!

Here are 3 grilled seafood recipes you can try cooking with your grill:

1. Tropical Garlic Shrimps

What you need:

    12-15 pieces large tiger shrimps, peeled and deveined
    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 tablespoons tequila
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    4 wooden skewers, soaked in water beforehand
    2-3 fresh lemon slices (optional)

In a large bowl, combine olive oil, tequila, lime juice, Cajun seasoning, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Whisk until all ingredients are well blended. Pour marinade in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Place shrimp in the bag and coat with marinade. Seal and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. When ready, remove shrimp from bag, shake off excess and discard excess marinade. Thread shrimp onto skewers then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or when the center is no longer transparent. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

2. Dill There Was Salmon

What you need:

    1/4 kg. salmon fillet with skin on
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon fresh dill
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    3 pinches brown sugar

Combine mayonnaise, dill and Dijon mustard in a medium bowl and mix well until ingredients are well-blended. Set aside. Spread salmon fillet with vegetable oil then place on a pre-heated grill skin side down. Spread dill mixture on top of the fish. Grill over medium-high heat until fish can easily be flaked with a fork, about 8-10 minutes.

3. Cheese Crusted Grilled Scallops

What you need:

    15 large sea scallops, rinsed
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/2 cup fine Italian bread crumbs
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 teaspoon dried parsley
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

In a medium bowl, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, black pepper and garlic salt. Pour olive oil in a separate bowl. Dip each scallop in olive oil before coating with bread crumb mixture. Place breaded scallops on a plate then cover and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes. When ready, brush scallops lightly with vegetable oil then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or when lightly browned on the outside.

Try any of these easy yet delicious grilled seafood recipes for dinner and you'll surely crave for more!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various top quality grill accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's page.

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