Grilled Seafood Salad

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summer seafood salad This grilled seafood salad is one of my all time favorites for light casual summer eating, it’s a combination of shrimp, scallops and calamari which lay on top of mixed greens and crunchy vegetables, it’s all tossed in a lemon vinaigrette that’s spiked with a little limoncello, which gives the dressing that extra zing!

All the seafood can be grilled ahead of time and then the salad can be composed at the last minute so it’s perfect for entertaining. Add some crusty bread and a bottle of wine and I promise you’ll be in for a scrumptious treat!

Lagostina round grill pan

I used this beautiful new grill pan I got, but any grill pan will do.

stove topped grilled seafood Quite honestly I don’t like grilling delicate seafood directly on top of the grates on my out door grill unless it’s on a plank or something to hold them secure, because with out fail something always falls between the grates and I have to try and pick it out before it burns, so I’ve always used an indoor grill pan for this grilled seafood salad.

I already own a heavy cast iron grill pan with a popular name that I thought I would use much more than I do, but it’s a pain to clean. I end up boiling water in it to loosen up the food that gets stuck between the grates then I have to take my time using a plastic scraper to try and remove it all, like I said it’s a pain!

stove topped grilled seafood .

summer grilled seafood salad Fresh, easy and pretty enough for a summer party, picnic or any get together of friends or family!

summer grilled seafood salad Arrange everything on a big platter with crusty bread all around and some of the grilled lemons and you’ll be sure to impress your guests.



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Grilled Seafood Salad
  • Amounts will very according to your seafood preference, this is just an estimate on what I used for 4 servings.
  • 8 large shrimp, tails off
  • 8 oz. sea scallops
  • 1 lb. of calamari ( I leave the bodies whole and cut into rings later, it's easier
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • the zest of 1 big lemon
  • a handful of chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • drizzled olive oil to coat seafood
  • 2 lemons, cut into slices for grilling
  • 2 fennel bulbs, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch of celery hearts with the leaves, chopped
  • 5 radishes, sliced thin
  • a handful of capers
  • assorted olives, sliced
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • For the greens I used a mix of water cress and arugula,(mostly arugula)
  • 1 part lemon juice ( with a splash of limoncello, optional) to 3 parts extra virgin olive oil
  1. Make sure all seafood has been padded dry before you marinade them, you should have no added moisture.
  2. Place all seafood in a glass bowl with all the marinade ingredients, toss and let it sit for 40 minutes.
  3. Grill all your seafood, which can be grilled up to a day ahead, let it cool down then refrigerate them separately, if you're doing them ahead, not all mixed together. Either way seafood should not be warm or hot for this salad, room temp or cold.
  4. Whisk up your dressing and set aside.
  5. When you're ready to compose your salad slice the scallops into quarters or in half according to their size.
  6. Cut calamari bodies into rings.
  7. Leave shrimp whole and the calamari legs.
  8. In a separate large bowl toss all salad ingredients together except for the seafood, you can add more or less or any other ingredient you would like to add, there is no exact rule with a salad.
  9. Add and toss your dressing, less is more, don't drench it, taste as you go.
  10. Grab a huge platter, place salad on top, arrange all the seafood on top of the greens, add in some grilled lemons slices.
  11. Don't forget toasted or grilled crunchy bread, it's a must!



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  1. Thank you! I LOVE the pan. It is beautiful. I made Tuscan Pork Kebabs.
    I think I may try either shrimp or calamari next!!!!

  2. What a lovely, light and colorful dish, Marie!

  3. LOL–nothing like a give away to get a lot oc comments, Marie! Sorry I missed this –we were away for a few days with no internet.

    I have a cast iron grill pan I love bit this one also looks very nice. You mixed seafood grill looks so divine–it is all my favorites!!

  4. My favorite dish to grill is shrimp with honey, lime and cilantro. They are easy and delicious. I love the grill for all kinds of food though – we do chicken, burgers, pizza, bread, veggies, etc. We use our grill all the time.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. Mary Sayer says

    Love to grill sausage! Love your blog too!

  6. I love making shrimp and veggie kebabs!

  7. This shrimp sounds delish … but I’ve got to go with sausage and peppers.

  8. Rosemarie Elio says

    My favorite ting to grill is pepperoni. We cut a stick in chunks and grill till the outside is nice and crispy. Brings me back to my days growing up in the Bronx.

  9. Ahhh – my most favorite food to grill lately has been stuffed artichokes. Pretty much everything tastes better grilled! I love your site and your blog. I wake up to it every morning on my home page. One day I’m hoping to eat my way through Chicago. Thanks for being there!

  10. I love grilled asapargus

  11. Tara Esposito says

    My favorite food to grill is french cut lamb chops marinated in red wine, garlic and rosemary served with a port wine reduction. Love following you on Instagram! Your dishes always look beautiful and so delicious!

  12. ROSE LA MACCHIA says

    My favorite thing to grill is shrimp and vegetables. Since I found out that I’m a diabetic, all I do is grill
    Your recipe looks delicious I tried it last night and everyone loved it. I love your website.

  13. When I can get my hands on sand dabs, they’re WONDERFUL when grilled!

  14. Grilled veggies are so good! Would love to win this prize.

  15. We love to grill steak and fish at our house. Thanks!

  16. I love to grill fish!

  17. I love to grill salmon.

  18. Hazel Quinones says

    My favorite is grilled salmon!

  19. I love to grill all kinds of vegetables.

  20. Hi Marie! I love your site, and everything I’ve made to date has been delicious! I love to grill a simple steak: olive oil, salt, pepper and a sprig of rosemary. It’s one of my favorite things to grill, though I love to grill corn, or just about any vegetable!

  21. Janet Finelli says

    Grilling seafood always makes it look more appetizing, I think. Love your site, check it often to see what you’re cooking!

  22. Barbara Valenti says

    I love to grill TUNA! Simply rubbed with EVOO and grated fresh ginger. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over fish before serving!

  23. Adrienne Napoli says

    Marie…this grilled seafood salad looks delish and so easy. I like any and all my food grilled when possible. Love the crispness and marinades are the best on grilling. This pan looks perfect for grilling. Keep the good food coming.

  24. Any veggies from my garden gets thrown on the grill in the summer…peppers, eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, cauliflower, onions. I also love to grill fresh pineapple to have alongside grilled pork or chicken. Thanks for the chance!

  25. sonya miller says

    Having moved to Texas the abundance of wonderful shrimp makes it always a great choice to grill. I love to marinate them in an Ancho and orange juice marinade or a Chipotle and orange juice marinade great over texamanti rice or in a great taco

  26. Hello. That pan looks fabulous. I’d love to cook steak in it, as I love to char the front & back of the steak and then have it pink on the inside. I bet this pan would work perfectly for that.

  27. Lately, my favorite thing to grill has been turkey burgers. Both of my boys just gobble them up. I add a bit of Parmesan cheese, diced pepperoni and Italian herbs. After they are cooked I top them with marinara, fresh mozzarella, banana peppers, arugula and a garlic aioli.

  28. Grilled asparagus, peppers, & onions are the best.
    Love the emails!

  29. My favorite thing to grill is fish, any type. With just a few seasonings and a grill pan, what more do you need.

  30. Marie, this is an absolutely gorgeous pan. I usually love grilling vegetables, but seeing this gorgeous summer seafood salad I will definitely be making this for a party that I am hosting soon. Your blog has always been a great inspiration for me. Thanks so much for all the great ideas and recipes.

  31. Michelle Allen says

    I love to grill any kind of seafood and I know that salad is delicious! I will be making it myself this weekend. Thanks for another great inspiration.

  32. My favorite thing to grill is salmon (also mixed veggies)
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  33. Love to grill fresh vegetables especially peppers, asparagus, corn and eggplant.

  34. Well I would probably try your recipe here but I love grilled calamari. It is so delicate. I am sure it would come out prefect in that pan!

  35. Linda Cotroneo says

    Nothing like grilled veggies especially eggplant and everything else. Also like to grill clams so the shells pop good. Love the pan

  36. Patricia Buckley says

    Hi Marie!
    I love to grill meatballs and tomatoes for a grilled spaghetti and meatball dish. You give us such great ideas!!

  37. Amy Browning says

    I love to grill vegetables, especially zucchini!!

  38. I think the only way to make steak is to grill it. We also love grilled chicken quarters during the summer months.

  39. I love a good grilled steak, with mushrooms and potatoes.

  40. Hi Marie, I love to grill burgers and all sorts of veggies!

  41. Well I’m not much of a griller but that could change if I won this pan! I do grill burgers.

  42. Angela Kozak says

    My fav food to grill is veggies with olive oil and herbs.

  43. Sonia M Ferrera says

    I lived for many years in Argentina and my favorite thing to grill is what they call there an ‘asado’–all manner of grilled meats and sausages, doused in beer during grilling and served with an herbalicious chimichurri sauce.

  44. I cannot wait to grill pizza this summer! I want to try some new go-together toppings 🙂

  45. Lisa Berkowitz says

    Hi Marie
    Definitely prime rib or filet mignon is my absolute favorite to grill.

  46. We grill a lot of chicken and veggies!

  47. Love grilled eggplant sprinkle with a good grated cheese and enjoy!!!!❤️

  48. I love to grill butterflied marinated boneless leg of lamb and a mix of vegetables like fennel, tomatoes, eggplant, asparagus and radicchio to accompany it! Love your recipes!

  49. I grill everything in that same black heavy grill pan and finish in the oven! But I cook and hubby does dishes so he is the one scrubbing the pan. He would love that beautiful new pan! Recipe pinned as are all the recipes from you!

  50. I would grill Gulf shrimp. I love your recipes!

  51. Beautiful pan!!! (And easy to clean??!) We love to grill pizza and flat breads!

  52. Asparagus and halibut! Yumm! Love this grill pan! Pick me, pick me! 🙂

  53. My favorite thing to grill is salmon.

  54. I love fish….any kind of fish so I am really excited to try this! My favorite to grill is probably Ahi Tuna! YUM! I know it will trun out amazing on this grill:-)

  55. Glenda Cook says

    Grilling is one of our favorite ways to cook! One of my favorites is sweet Italian sausages with pepper and onions. I’d love to try your recipe in the Lagostina pan! It looks amazing!

  56. Hi,I like grilling Skirt steak so juicy and flavorfull. Burgers are great too.

  57. Well this looks delicious – can’t wait to try it. I love grilling vegetables, any kind, but we always include a mixture of tomatoes, olive oil and feta, wrapped in foil. It’s delicious!

  58. Hi Marie, we love to grill seafood and all veggies, especially eggplant, pizza. soooo good! trying to eat healthy, because my potion size is out of control.

  59. Mai Allison says

    Love to grill asparagus and corn; seafood.

  60. Sarah Sethre says

    Shrimp that has been marinated in olive oil, parsley, lemon jest, cayenne powder, and garlic and then wrapped in pancetta.

  61. We love grilling turkey burgers and we top them with feta and tzatziki. Delicious!

  62. Terrylee Murphy says

    Vegetables!! Totally addicted.

  63. Kawi Maidu says

    My favorite thing to grill indoors would have to be… Everything! From abalone to zucchini! I love that it’s so easy to grill/roast ingredients for salsa to give it that extra roast flavor. Our family has been eating healthier and healthier and pans such as this grill pan make it so much easier! I too bought a cast iron type grill pan, what an endeavor to clean! We need this grill pan! Thank you for always sharing with us, it really is more encouraging to eat healthy and to eat well! Blessings~

  64. Burgers! Love a juicy grilled cheeseburger!!

  65. What a gorgeous and delicious salad Marie. You never fail to come up with such great recipes. And that grill pan — lucky you, and lucky one of your readers. I think you’re so right about grilling seafood and having it fall down in the spaces between the grates. That grill pan would be PERFECT for seafood.

  66. elaine venditti says

    I love to split a whole chicken and marinade it in a vinegrette of lemon juice, salt n pepper, fresh rosemary and drinking mustard. Place it on the grill skin side down place a weight on top for a half hour then remove the weight, flip it and cook till done!! Delicious

  67. My peppered pork tenderloin.

  68. I love to grill most things, but my favorite things are lamb chops, zucchini and red peppers.

  69. Small pizzas! SO good. Anything tastes better when it’s grilled. Love your recipes and worship at the altar of your photography skills!!

  70. Barb Kaiser says

    No matter what we grill, we always grill bread to go with it! This recipe looks amazing!!

  71. I love grilling steaks and burgers.

  72. laura in san diego says

    Grilled asparagus..this pan would make it oh, so much easier!

  73. Daniel Buttarazzi says

    Grilled pizza is my favorite thing to cook on the grill.
    BTW great site, keep up the great work.

  74. Judith Rudolph says

    I love to grill veggies like asparagus and eggplant. Lemon slices too! Love your recipes. Haven’t tried this one yet, but I know it will be scrumptious.

  75. Audrey Flamio says

    I love to grill fruit and greens. Grilled peaches and pineapple are my favorites. Grilled romaine for a smokey caeser!!!!!

  76. Shrimp!

  77. Love the dish…Love that pan! I love to grill pork tenderloin. This pan would allow me to grill on the stove and then finish in the oven. Thanks and I’m so excited for your blog to see all these comments…Folks know an amazing Italian cook when they see all these lovely and delicious dishes that you make!!

  78. I have tried many different pans to sear scallops and can’t seem to get them to my liking. This pan looks great! I would grill so many things but definitely scallops.

  79. Hi Marie,
    My favorite food to grill is kabobs, beef or chicken, with lots of veggies.

  80. I love grilled steak.

  81. Penny Margoles says

    I love to grill everything! Lamb chops, eggplant, zucchini, and red onions then served on a bed of orzo with feta, parsley, lots of ground pepper, and olive oil. HEAVEN!!!!

  82. What a sexy pan! I love grilling eggplant in a ridged grill pan, doesn’t burn so easily on an open flame.

  83. Love to grill shrimp! But the most useful grilling for me is to grill about 6 chicken breasts and then I have them for several meals…chicken tacos, chicken salad, etc. Just the 2 of us so it works well.
    (That is one beautiful grill pan…especially the part about easy cleanup!)

  84. Seafood! I love grilled seafood of any kind.

  85. GeethaBalachandar says

    Hello Marie. Would love to try your delicious recipe for starters. Love to grill Vegeta bles and Fish 😋😋👍👍
    GB Geetha Balachandar)

  86. Ciao Marie!
    My favorite thing to grill is a Blackened Seared AHI. So healthy and delicious it would be grilling in this Lagostino Pan!
    Grazie. I would LOVE to win this pan!!!

  87. Leah J Romero says

    I love to grill meats, fish and vegetables because it’s so much healthier for you. I don’t care for frying. This is so much better way. And everything seems to taste so good and fresh…as long as you start with fresh ingredients. And clean up is less of a hassle. Nice to see you are still doing what you do Marie. Thank you for your creativity and patience writing up your recipes for us. <3

  88. Edward Szczerba says

    Hi Marie,Eddy here again from New York. Sorry about the typos in my first response,spell check has a spell on me I guess!! Lol! What I would like to know is how do I go about uploaded my photo? I can’t seem to find the link,your help would be much appreciated. The errors were cudos,and Lagostina! Darn IPad! Also my fave foods to grill happen to be seafood,vegetables and veal,love to grill polenta when need be too! 😊👌

  89. Burgers! But in this pan, I would immediately make this seafood salad. It looks delicious!

  90. Cindy Cimino Carney says

    Ciao Marie!

    Thanks for the inspiration and wonderful recipes as always!! I am from Michigan and we grill all year round but definitely more now that the weather is nicer. My favorite things to grill is chicken, lamb chops, pork tenderloin, steaks, burgers and any type of fish! Not only is it delicious but it helps with the cleanup time in the kitchen!!

    Love the concept of this pan….it even looks beautiful!

  91. Edward Szczerba says

    Hi Marie! Again you never cease to amaze me! Love the recipe and the pan is with out a doubt a great tool to have for recipes just like this and many more I’m sure! I love to grill at anytime of the year and this pan sure makes that a possibility,especially living up here in the north east,New York state along the Hudson River. Curios to you and Lagastina the sponsor for giving us yet another beautiful and creative idea in the art of cooking,you are amazing! 😊

  92. Raquel West says

    I love to grill eggplant sliced in thin rounds, topped with a tomato slice and fresh mozzarella, garnished with a piece of fresh basil and drizzled with balsamic glaze. Yumm!

  93. Beautiful pan. Any kind of steak, sea food would be enhanced using that pan!

  94. Nancy Hemmis says

    I love grilling asparagus in the Spring!!!

  95. nancy hemmis says

    Right now in the Spring…. my favorite thing to grill has been asparagus. Can’t get enough of it!!! In the Summer… it’s pizza all the way!!!

  96. Veggies with lots of olive oil.

  97. Colleen Betsill says

    What won’t I grill? Fish, steaks, hamburgers, pork, veggies, fruit, lettuce, I even bake break on the grill! Pizza, however, is probably my favorite favorite favorite!

  98. First I would like to say that I love your blog. I posted about it on Facebook so my friends could look at it. I pin your recipes on Pinterest all the time. Ok, so, I think everything tastes better grilled. I love this time of year because I can start grilling. I’m trying to lose weight and this pan would come in so handy plus, it’s pretty. I used to sell Pampered Chef and have their executive line of pots and pans but, not grill pan. I would love to get my hands on this and that other pot they sent you to try. I might have a new obsession.

  99. Joyce Ann Staples says

    I just love grilled vegetable. Summer is the perfect time with garden picked peppers, zucchini, onions, egg plants and especially tomatoes. This pan is beautiful and would love to try it out. Looking forward to more warm weather recipes.

  100. Beautiful pan. Rib eye steaks, salmon steaks, any kind of vegetable would be enhanced with perfect grill marks using that pan!

  101. Doretha M. Johnson says

    Hi Marie, I’ve been so inspired by your recipes, and have entertained many family & friends and they have loved everything so far, so I can’t wait to try this grilled seafood salad with them! I love a good steak on the grill, shrimps, veggies and fruit…..keep these delicious recipes coming, love them!

  102. This dish looks mouth watering! I receive your newsletter and love seeing your beautiful creations and print for my recipe binder. I especially love to grill seafood and steaks. This beautiful pan would make cooking and clean up such a breeze and I don’t own any grill pan. I would be thrilled to win! Thanks so much for generously hosting this giveaway! 😊Denise

  103. Any veggie and shrimp!

  104. Any veggie and shrimp are my favorites to grill!

  105. Since we have used the grill for our main course, we like to finish our meal with grilled pineapple served with vanilla ice cream .

  106. Hi Marie, I love to grill veggies! As a Certified Health Coach, fellow blogger, mom, I love to set the example of healthy cooking. And, yes, grilling is healthy! Following a Paleo lifetstyle, I grill everything including organic veggies, wild-caught fish, grass fed beef burgers, you name it! Hope I win the grill pan! XXOO

  107. Looks so delicious, will have to use a regular pan to try out the recipe: the lure of limoncello kissed seafood is too much to resist. And such a pretty pan that is not only functional but well made and pleasing to the eye. Score!!!

  108. We love to grill fish. and steaks. and chicken. and veggies. We love to grill…!

  109. Favorite food to grill is shrimp….but most everything else has ended up on our grill as well!

  110. Marianne Rice says

    Hi Marie, My husband and I love to grill boneless chicken breast on the grill. I marinate them in what ever comes to mind at the time for a couple of hours. The real secret is to wrap some bricks in foil and place on top of the chicken, cook a few minutes one side. Turn them over ,replace bricks on top and cook just a few minutes more. They are so tender and juicy! Would love to try it in that gorgeous grill pan. Thank you for your wonderful blog. We’ve tried quite a few of your recipes. Love them.

  111. I just love grilling veggies eggplant, especially!

  112. We grill everything in the summer, hard to choose a favorite.
    Can’t wait to try your seafood salad, sounds yummy!

  113. Amy Shumaker says

    I love to grill stuffed mini peppers!!

  114. I like to grill pinchos or skewers of meat-especially marinated chicken skewers.

  115. Pandora Shaw says


  116. Frankly we love to grill slabs of polenta and of course we love doing zucchini. Just like you, we have another grill pan, cast iron, that no matter how much it is seasoned you have to watch it like a hawk so the food doesn’t stick. There are still bits and pieces that stick and sometimes I think you need dynamite to loosen the food bits. Now I would love to replace my grill pan with this one. I have chicken I’d love to make on it and our tuna and other seafood. Your recipe looks delicious. I’ve been looking at various salads — I’m craving fresh fruits and vegetables — must be a sign of spring. Have a great day!!

  117. Nancy Camley says

    My favorite foods to grill are vegetables from my garden

  118. Mary Ann Kiczek says

    Grilled salmon and asparagus. Simple, healthy and tasty.

  119. I love Lagostina pans and I love grilled veggies…… especially eggplant. This pan would be a greatly appreciated addition to the family. 😉

  120. Mary Davis says

    I love to grill steaks with all the trimmings, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, squash etc!! I would load that pan up!

  121. Kathryn Larson says

    I love grilled vegetables! Just can’t have too many of those. I spend my winters in Florida where the farmers markets are brimming with fresh produce and grow my own in Wisconsin in the summer. I love your blog…….your recipes are always guaranteed winners!

  122. Ellen Zimmerer says

    Hello Marie,
    I love to grill Zucchini and Shrimp with a bit of olive oil and garlic. Have recently started following you and love your recipes. Will be trying this one!

  123. Amy Cherwin says

    My favorite thing to grill is a big rib eye. Olive oil, salt, pepper, and then just toss it on the grill. I prefer larger cuts that feed multiple people because I feel larger cuts can stand up to more heat and get a better sear than smaller more delicate cuts. It also looks so impressive to bring a big “brontosaurus” size steak to the table.

  124. We love to grill salmon and squash!

  125. We’re having grilled seafood tonight!
    It would be so much better in that beautiful pan!

  126. Tena Garcia says

    I like to grill meat, vegetables, pizza, fruit, and anything that can be cooked on a grill. I really enjoy cooking a complete meal on the grill.

  127. Robert S. DeMattia says

    I love grilling large shrimp and sea scallops on skewers, brushing them as they cook with a raspberry vinaigrette

  128. Hi Marie,
    there are so many thing that I love to grill that it is hard to pick a favorite. I have to say that Shrimp ranks right up there. I usually do them in a grill basket, but on occasion I skewer them. While it take a bit of vigilance to prevent overcooking, the flavor that results is amazing.

  129. Hildegarde says

    A S P A R A G U S ! Love this pan and this brand! Thank You!

  130. Linda Smith says

    Love to grill seafood & veggies. So quick, delicious & healthy…no cleanup!!

  131. Hi Marie, I agree with you about grilling smaller sized seafood on the grill outside. I would also love to grill shrimp & scallops & delicate fish on a grill pan. I love that it is round for my electric stove! Thank you 😉

  132. Kim Messick says

    I love to grill steaks and veggies!

  133. Beautiful pan! My favorite thing to grill is chicken. It seems to need the extra flavor boost a grill can impart!

  134. I enjoy putting a ribeye steak on the grill.

  135. I love to grill chicken. My favorite is beer can chicken

  136. Diane Bundy says

    My favorite thing to grill is chicken. I really like to grill them indoors, with butter and salt. That’s really all you need, butter and salt on chicken and let is brown. It is just magic. We like to use the chicken in salad, in chicken Alfredo, to stuff ravioli, and many other ways, But grill the chicken with salt and butter and it is heaven.

  137. Steak although chicken and salmon are close behind.

  138. Love to grill lamb chops and any vegetable. Moving to a high rise…wont have my grill any more. would love to use this pan.

  139. We grill steaks, chicken, fish, veggies, just about anything. Love lamb chops!

  140. I love the idea of grilled shrimp, but like you I’m very concerned about losing them between the grates or overcooking them on the large grill. I’d love to have a pan like this to ensure better results all around. Love your recipes and beautiful pictures, can’t wait to try each one!

  141. Dixie Copping says

    Bread. There is nothing better in the world Than grilled bread!!

  142. Mike Daniels says

    My favorite thing to grill is tofu! I drain it, then marinate it with a teriyaki like sauce. I usually grill chicken as well in a similar sauce and lots of summer vegetables like zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and onions. Your recipe above looks great for party!

  143. Can’t get enough grilled veggies and fresh seafood! Can’t wait to try this recipe too.

  144. Harriet J. says

    As a true Southerner, I love to grill anything from steaks to veggies to fruit However, whether from the Deep South or from Italy, down home cooking is the best especially when made with love. My granny taught many great recipes from biscuits and sawmill gravy to peach cobbler. Now Miss Marie is teaching this Southerner how to make the best Italian dishes. Thank you Miss Marie for inviting me into your kitchen. P.S. I can’t wait to try this recipe.


  145. My favorite thing to grill is filet mignon, without a doubt!

  146. Steak and veggies!

  147. My favorite thing to grill is shrimp but my husband prefers salmon. This recipe really appeals to me.

  148. I love to grill just about everything! My very favorite would be thick steak! Thanks for the great giveaway, this salad looks delicious!

  149. Taresa Goldman says

    Hello Marie!! My favorites foods to grill is a combination of garlic, zucchini, broccoli, onions, carrots, peppers, eggplant & tomatoes till they are soft & carmelized then I puree them into my fresh marinara sauce & serve over pasta. Not only is it healthy but I can get my kids to eat every veggie possible.

  150. Tonight I grilled a bourbon/Brown sugarcane steak. Mmmmmm. So delicious.

  151. I love to grill fresh tuna with lemon and seasonings on top with fresh picked asparagus.

  152. Nancy Zertanna Winkelman says

    Without having ever made this salad, I’m picking it as my favorite thing to grill – what a beautiful salad!!!

  153. Lisa Marzella says

    I love to grill everything especially salmon! I am going to try this recipe for Mothers Day!

  154. daricelynn says

    I love to grill steak, chicken, kabobs, vegetables but most of all simply seasoned and marinated shrimp served with a great green salad and homemade focaccia bread…nothing better! This recipe looks fabulous. I love all the grilling ideas from the comments and your recipes.

  155. Angela Stiff says

    Hi Maria! Looking forward to making this seafood salad, scallops are one of my favorite things to eat! I also love to grill salmon, and would love to grill it in the Lagostina round grill pan!

  156. Marcia Stern says

    Hi Marie, I love to grill eggplant, Vidalia Onions, asparagus, zucchini, peppers and other veggies for my tortellini and sundried tomato salad…. And fish.. And chicken and everything all year round!!

  157. Angela Stiff says

    Looking forward to making this seafood salad, scallops are one of my favorite things to eat! I also love salmon, and would love to grill it in the Lagostina round grill pan!

  158. New favorite – okra!

  159. Lindsay rinehart says

    Marinated shrimp!!

  160. Marcia Stern says

    I grill eggplant, Vidalia onions, asparagus, zucchini,and peppers for my tortellini and sundried tomato salad.

  161. Hi, Marie! My fave thing to grill is beets. I like to use whole small beets and I toss them in olive oil, spices and either some balsamic vinegar or soy sauce, then pop on the grill. Love them as a side alone or tossed with roasted garlic & gorgonzola, in salads, or even pureed into a soup. Really enjoy your blog, I always learn something new. Thanks, Paula

  162. Hi Marie, I love to grill Italian sausage and peppers. Your recipes are a wonderful inspiration for delicious meals. Thank you!

  163. Leona Espinosa says

    My favorite thing to grill is ahi [tuna]. It’s so delicious seared with seasoned salt and pepper and a lemon squeeze.

  164. Brandi Young says

    Such a beautiful pan! Honestly my favourite thing to grill is a steak. I know red meat is less healthy but it’s the one item that is completely transformed by a hearty sear.

  165. Laura meurer says

    The older I get the less I like grilling meats on the grill. I don’t know if it’s me but I feel as though I get much better results as far as tenderness and moistness when I bake meats instead. Tha being said I now also prefer grilling almost all vegetables instead of inside cooking. My favorite must be a simple olive oil and salted marinated asparagus on the grill. Pineapple is on my list to try this summer.

  166. Lisa McCave says

    Hi, Marie ~ grilling zucchini with roasted garlic and olive oil is yummy! Actually, any veggies grilled are wonderful.
    Thank you, as always for your wonderful blog! Lisa

  167. I like to grill steak and shrimp! But the shrimp have to be on the skewers or they fall through the grates as you mentioned. I love opening my email with posts from you because I know there will be an awesome food photo and recipe. This salad is no exception and I can’t wait to make it.

  168. Aurora Ambrose says

    I love grilling in general, but my favorite thing to grill is stone fruit and pineapple! It’s a super easy dessert to top vanilla ice cream or grilled poundcake slices with the grilled fruits and so delicious.

  169. Rolando Delano Toccafondi says

    My favorite by far is Bul Gogi.

  170. My favorite thing to grill? That is one tough question because I LOVE to grill everything! My favorite thing to grill could be baby back ribs because in the summer I grill a lot of them! And like you, I do cook fish on the grill but almost always on a cedar plank.

  171. Maria Brownstein says

    I love your site and look forward to your emails on new things italian to try! My family is all italian – and so many of these recipes are so familiar to me! I love to grill all types of things – mostly shrimp and veggies. Thanks so much for so many awesome recipes and ideas! Food is beautiful and you make it so!

  172. Gail Storti says

    This seafood salad looks so delicious, I can’t wait to try it. And that gorgeous Lagostino grill pan would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s kitchen tools. I love to grill just about anything and everything from panini’s to lemon cilantro Bronzino! I also love to grill veggies, yams are a favorite! Thanks for always posting such inspiring recipes.
    Ciao, Gail Storti

  173. I subscribe to your bog

  174. I love grilling meats, vegetables and seafoods o a grill. Just seems to taste better grilled.

  175. This looks delicious–as do all of your recipes, Marie! My favorite dish that includes grilling is a shrimp and vegetable orzo salad with pesto. We grill the shrimp, along with red, yellow and orange bell pepper chunks. Just before serving, we combine all of the grilled items with the cooked orzo, pesto and Parmesan cheese. It’s a great do-ahead dish for entertaining. The grill pan would be perfect for year-round grilling and searing.

  176. We love to grill pizza!

  177. I love to grill chicken all different ways–love the pan!!

  178. Francesca Signorino Lanuza says

    Hi Marie, I recently switched from a gas stove to induction. I miss grilling pretty much any food now, as my cast iron, believe it or not, is not great on induction. I also worry I’ll crack the glass. Unfortunately cast iron is not completely flat on the bottom, so not so great on induction. I use to love grilling steaks and veggies. I live in Chicago, so indoor grilling is a perk with our long cold months. BTW, I love your blog, I also follow you on instagram! Best, Francesca

  179. Cynthia Valone says

    I’ve been growing fresh vegetables like my parents before mw since we came here from italy. I love to grill seafood as well as eggplant and peppers on a regular basis and this pan would make lovely meals in the off season when grilling outside is not easy

  180. Patti McGinnis says

    Asparagus and shrimp

  181. Another yummy recipe. I love grilled vegetables, so delicious. And I must be a grownup because I would love to try those tentacles. I am space challenged so I need to only invest into a pan that I will use.

  182. Francesca Signorino Lanuza says

    Hi Marie, I recently switched from a gas stove to induction. I miss grilling pretty much any food now, as my cast iron, believe it or not, is not great on induction. I also worry I’ll crack the glass. Unfortunately cast iron is not completely flat on the bottom, so not so great on induction. I use to love grilling steaks and veggies. I live in Chicago, so indoor grilling is a perk with our long cold months. BTW, I love your blog, I also follow you on instagram! Best, Francesca Lanuza (7ontherocks1).

  183. My favorite item to grill is definitely eggplant, along with zucchini, which I then put on flat bread with some cheese and grill that as a pizza. Divine!

  184. Georgette Helton says

    My favorite thing to grill is seafood and all veggies

  185. Mary Jo Carrell says

    Love grilling a mix of veggies – red pepper, onion, asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini – anything I have on hand.

  186. Hello…from So Cal we grill everything here one on my favorites …grilled peaches with goat cheese and toasted almonds or pecans with a Honey drizzle… Also veggies seafood and any meat.

  187. Dear Marie,
    I love to grill fish and boneless chicken breasts or steaks which have been marinated first. Love your website Marie,
    no surprise that Italy could design a great pan….

  188. Dear Marie,
    I love to grill fish and boneless chicken breasts or thighs which have been marinated first. This grill pan looks

  189. Nataie Proch says

    Salmon, but you are right it neds to be on someting. It is so delicate we don’t want it to fall thru. Stove top grilling would be perfect! Can’t wait to try this recipe…looks delish. Thanks

  190. Tom Salamone says

    Marie: I stove top grill quinoa veggie burgers for my vegetarian grandson. I hope you get a million comments just to show the world how many of us follow your advice and enjoy your opening our eyes to the endless possibilities of Italian cooking. Have followed you for years, made scores of your recipes, you are my Italian muse. Grazie. Grazie. Grazie.

  191. Marie, I love to grill fish and veggies!

  192. Sara White says

    Grilled thick pork chops and veggie kebobs tonight! We grill year round in Charleston, but would be nice to have the option to grill indoors, if needed!

  193. Kathy Trotta says

    Marie, our favorite thing to grill, indoors or out, is a rib eye, medium!

  194. This salad looks amazing. I will definitely be making it soon. I love to grill vegetables. Especially eggplant and zucchini.

  195. Patricia Luecke says

    I love to grill any vegetable and shrimp! Seasonal veggies are at the top of my list and I have been known to grill small chunks of butternut squash for Thanksgiving. This pan might keep me inside during harsh Chicago weather!

  196. Elizabeth Franke says

    Grilled salmon with pesto on it in the last three minutes. And all vegetables taste best grilled!

  197. Susan Broughton says

    We grill anything we can during the Summer and sometimes freezing in the Winter! This pan would be great for grilling my vegetables you wouldn’t have to worry about them falling thru any grates or fire blazing up!

  198. peg schmid says

    i love to greill pizza…vegs and meat..and i love losgostina cookware..after living in is the best!

  199. Marinated grilled Veggies & shrimp. I just love getting your recipes by email! I have made many to my hearts delight! Keep them coming Marie. Grilling weather is now about ready for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest. I sure would love this grill pan!

  200. I love to grill seafood, fish and vegetables. I am definitely going to try your recipe for the seafood salad.

  201. Cathy Andrews says

    I love to grill vegetables, seafood, steak, chicken, pork. We try to grill throughout most of the year.

  202. I love grilling (and eating) onions and green and red peppers, followed by a nice steak! With this pan the addition of mushrooms sound irresistible.

  203. I recently came across a recipe for grilled chickpea flatbreads that turned out fantastic on the grill.

    The seafood salad is on my summer menu list now. Looks delicious!

  204. Lisa Dighton says

    I love to grill veggies! All kinds!

  205. sue johnston says

    What a beautiful pan! I love to grill shrimp, swordfish and veggies and I agree with you about how difficult it is to clean the pan when done.
    Thanks for inspiring me to create yummy, healthy dishes for my family!

  206. FRUIT! All kinds & varieties – nothing like a little grill flavor to totally change up the flavors. And to be able to do it indoors? Without the travel & complexity of the outdoor grill? Magnificent! Pan looks gorgeous as well as functional – a real addition to any serious cook’s arsenal.

  207. I love to grill little neck clams! No water to boil!

  208. GRilled Italian Vegetable salad with a lemon garlic parsley dressing and salmon teriyaki! Would live to use this grill pan!

  209. Gloria Jansen says

    Hi Marie, I like grilling veggies & chicken. This recipe sounds awesome to try. Yum

  210. Margie Stetson says

    The Lagostina grill pan looks amazing!! I LOVE to grill salmon, sword-steak and shrimp but, like you, I do not like how it does on the grates so I have been using a basket but the grill pan looks like such a better option! I would love to try fish and shrimp on it!!

  211. Sharon Columpsi says

    Love everything grilled, steak, pork chops, chicken, all vegetables.

  212. Debi Hormel says

    Love all your recipes. My fav to grill are
    Kabobs of any kind.

  213. Beatrice Wytkin says

    My favorite thing to grill is Dhu fish marinated in parsley garlic and a pinch of chili and olive oil served with a salad made of Kale blueberries and a fresh citrus dressing

  214. Debi Hormel says

    My favorite thing to grill are kabob’s of any kind. Even just marinated veggies to serve as a side dish.

  215. Pat Levins says

    I like to grill veggies. I love your site. Thank you.

  216. didn’t have to think about this at all… STEAK! I’m a Kansas girl and we love our beef! It’s also my birthday this week – what a great surprise this would be!

  217. I love to grill vegetables!

  218. Marie, your food looks so delicious, a feast for my eyes as well! I would probably grill some chicken in that beautiful Lagostino pan! It’s a beautiful pan!

  219. In summer I love to grill a variety of fresh vegetables on Sunday, then I use them for sandwiches and salads throughout the week.

  220. Sharon Prokosch says

    I love to grill veggies , especially asparagus. I live in Minnesota and grill pans are a must in the winter months. The pan looks amazing!!

  221. Like a lot of others here my fave has to also be any kind of veggie…they’re soo good grilled! I also really love a nice steak or some simple kabobs or shrimp. Yum. 😛

  222. I’m a huge fan of grilled vegetables! Sliced butternut squash, tomatoes cut in half and drizzled with a little oil and sprinkled with salt and basil, eggplant grilled whole and then the yummy center scooped out and mixed with chopped up onion and tomato, red or yellow pepper boats filled with an egg or two and topped with a bit of sharp shredded cheese, corn in the husk that’s been soaked in water for at least 12 hours… I like meat, too, but LOVE the grilled vegetables 🙂 The pan would be great for doing chunked up vegetables, cutting the grilling time down so you can enjoy the deliciousness even sooner!

    We’re also huge fans of salad and this one sounds amazing. Definitely going to try it! And we just so happen to have some limoncello I made a few months ago, so will definitely be adding a splash!

  223. I love grilling pizzas. I buy the dough at trader joe’s and make all sorts of unique combinations depending on the time of year and what I have on hand.

  224. I bought an outdoor electric grill last summer and made pizza all summer!! Will be doing that again. Never made same pizza twice.

  225. Looks delicious! I love grilling shrimp and would love to be able to grill it inside when it is too cold for the outside grill!

  226. Love your site…I live in Buffalo Grove and always love when you give the information on where you shop!
    I cannot think of one thing I DON’T Love to grill.

  227. Ellen Trovillion says

    What a gorgeous pan–I would love it! Too scared to do small seafood without a pan, so I don’t do it! My fave must be salmon, grilled and then glazed–I don’t use the same glaze every time–like to switch it up!

  228. Patti Porter says

    This salad looks divine and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you. My favorite thing to grill is salmon. What a gorgeous pan! Thank you.

  229. This salad looks delicious. My favorite thing to grill is fish and seafood. We also like to grill veggies and fruit but my fave has got to be fish.

  230. A beautiful pan, Marie. I love to grill steak, hamburgers or shrimp and since I don’t have a BBQ, this pan would be wonderful.

  231. Love grilling boned leg of lamb (or smaller amounts) .. plus ANY veggie!
    Terrific soundingpan!

  232. Celeste E. Cuteri says

    Love your recipes. Love grilled steak and all vegetables!

  233. Chicken thighs

  234. I love grilling shrimp and crab cakes. This pan looks like what I need to add to my collection.

  235. I love to grill veggies and use them later to snack on or to add to sandwiches.

  236. Steaks and hot dogs. But anything tastes better grilled!

  237. This looks delicious! I will definitely be trying this. My favorite thing to grill is a ribeye steak…….accompanied with some really good balsamic vinegar.

  238. We love to grill many foods, but my personal favorite is jalapeno peppers stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in a thin strip of bacon.

  239. I like grilling everything, but chicken and veggies are my favorites!

  240. Karla Graber says

    My favorite thing to grill is steak and vegetables! I love your blog. I hope you are working or offering a cookbook at some point. I’d be all over that. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  241. Linda Knopsnyder says

    My favorite thing to grill is Hot Italian sausage with peppers!

  242. Carmela DellaFemina Dioguardi says

    My favorite thing to grill is asparagus! Talk about some things slipping through the grates….even when I try to keep them at right angles! Oh, that Langostino grill pan…..

  243. Laura stirling says

    I love grilled zucchini topped with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of parm. What a beautiful pan!

  244. Stefani paolucci says

    Love grilling everything from fruits and veggies to meat and breads. but one of my favorites has to be thin sliced radishes and beets. Makes them into chips that go great over salad or just themselves with some olive oil salt and pepper!! Enjoy! Xo

  245. I love to grill veggies of any kind.
    Everything tastes better grilled!

  246. Grilled veggies mostly here – eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms… Thx for chance!

  247. Corn on the cob is my favorite to grill!

  248. Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Bon Appetit August 2002 – find it on – really good!

  249. Living in an apartment i can only do stove-top grilling. My current favorite items to grill are baby artichokes with a garlic and lemon topping!

  250. Judi Penzone Jerome says

    I love to make a foil pouch with bacon on the bottom, sliced potatoes and onions on top, with a sprinkling of chopped garlic, plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Seal it and let it cook on the grill turning the pouch carefully for about 15 minutes. Then pierce the top with fork/knife to allow steam to escape. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes. You will have deliciously bacon flavored potatoes, perfect with grilled steak or pork chop.

  251. Shrimp and lobster are my all time favorites! Love your recipes!

  252. Steak, Steak, Steak!!!

  253. Frances Chiechi says

    Marie, I love to grill Lamb chops and veggies. Your food always looks beautiful! I love to see your recipes. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  254. We grill everything!!!! Most favorite though is grilling pizzas!! Love your site and great recipes!!

  255. Diane Kantor says

    Hi Marie, I love to grill Lamb kebabs or Italian broccoli rabe, parsley and cheese skinny sausage rings. You are always such an inspiration to me, this recipe is one I have to try next.

  256. My favorite is swordfish. Lightly seasoned, nicely charred, finished with some citrus juice, served with mixed green salad and fennel.

  257. Rosemary Nasti says

    My mouth is watering from this grilled seafood dish! I love cooking vegetables & fresh fish! Grilling is a healthier cooking option. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes!!

  258. Janeen Manzo Mauldin says

    Had to Pin this one to my salad section. It looks fantastic and perfect for summer. I usually grill shrimp, zucchini and eggplant so those are my favorite things to grill. Often, I will also grill yellow and orange peppers as well. We love these in the summer on the grill. This is a beautiful and yummy looking recipe. Love your website and all the recipes I get and post from it.

  259. Kelly Gracey says

    Looks wonderful! I have tried so many of your dishes, all with great success! My favorite things to grill would have to any kind of veggie. Especially eggplant.!
    Love your website/blog! Keep up the tasty work!

  260. Hi Marie, I love to grill a mix of veggies – mushrooms, red bell peppers, purple onions, zucchini, asparagus, whatever.

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