4 Seafood Options for the Flat Top

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In the recent years, flat top grills have become wildly popular. A flat top grill is essentially one large skillet that can be used to cook anything that needs direct heat. Unlike a traditional grill, the range of foods that you can cook is greatly increased because of the flat top so smaller items don’t fall into the flames. Flat top grills or griddles are perfect for eggs, bacon, burgers or stir fry. Below are a few of our favorite seafood options that go well on the flat top.

  • Shrimp fried rice

Shrimp fried rice is one of the simplest things to cook on a flat top grill. Gather up some fresh shrimp, rice, sliced vegetables of your choice, a few eggs, and seasonings and you can quickly whip up a quick and easy meal.

  • Blackened fish

Regardless of your favorite fish, it is sure to cook well on the flat top. One of our favorite ways to cook fish on the flat top is blackened. Blackened seasoning is a mix of spices, similar to a Cajun seasoning. The most common spices included are chili pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, along with a few others that will usually vary from chef to chef. Blackened fish pairs well with sautéed vegetables and a rice pilaf.

  • Seared scallops

Scallops are one of the simplest and quickest seafood’s to cook on the flat top.

Within a few minutes of heating up your flat top, you can have perfectly seared scallops. Whether you are tossing them over pasta/rice or topping a sirloin, scallions are a quick and easy addition to any meal.

  • Seafood Tacos

A flat top is perfect for all things taco. That includes seafood tacos. Sautéed shrimp, crawfish, fish, crab meat and even lobster all make for delicious tacos. Just sauté in your favorite butter or oil with your favorite seasonings. The flat top is even the perfect warmer for your tortillas.


Whatever you seafood preferences, you are sure to find something that flatters your taste buds and can be prepared easily on a flat top. Most seafood does not take long to prepare, so use caution to not overcook and as always enjoy!