|Burgers & Sausages|
Both fish cakes and burgers are made for grilling. They're usually firm enough to turn over easily without a grill basket but the basket still makes the process easier.
Thicker fillets (over 1/2 inch thick) are grillable, but fish sticks to grills, so use a basket. Don't use very lean or very delicate fish; it's liable to dry out or fall apart.
Meaty fish steaks are ideal for grilling. They're usually firm enough to turn over easily without a grill basket but the basket still makes the process easier.
Shrimp and scallops grill beautifully, although all but the biggest shrimp have to be skewered.
Whole fish are excellent grilled in a basket. The skin gets crispy and the flesh stays moist. Without a basket, you may end up with a grill full of skin.
Cook over medium heat on a grill or under a broiler, turning after 2-3 minutes per side for fish, 4-5 minutes per side for shrimp and scallops.