With Father’s Day around the corner, now is the ideal time to start planning a pitch-perfect gift. Dads who love firing up the grill during summertime are incredibly easy to shop for, as there are a number of accessories available that can drastically enhance the cooking experience—especially if dad is a fan of seafood. Here are a few of our favorites.
Fish Fillet Knife
Anyone who’s ever attempted to fillet a fish knows that there’s an art to it, and that the quality of your filleting knife is absolutely crucial. For dads less versed in filleting fish, try the 6-Inch Swiss Army Fibrox Pro-Boning Knife from Victorinox. The blade is thin and flexible, making it ideal for deboning fish. For the more advanced cook, purchase the Japanese Shun Classic Gokujo 6-Inch Boning and Fillet Knife. Made with 33 layers of stainless steel, this knife will ensure no muss, no fuss filleting for all fish enthusiast fathers.
Coleman Road Trip Grill
For dads who love fishing, camping and hiking trips, go all out this year and order a top-rated portable grill. Not only is this Coleman Road Trip Grill reasonably priced, it’s also easy to transport and is stacked with every feature one could want in a grill. Help dad perfect the summer camping road trip with this portable summer camping grill.
Cuisinart Non-Stick Grilling Basket
Grilling baskets make grilling fish super easy, and allow you to cook fish and vegetables evenly in large quantities. This Cuisinart Non-Stick Grilling Basket is an ideal addition to any griller’s tool belt as it is specifically designed to ensure food won’t stick to the wires—even fresh, flakey and delicate Tilapia. When hosting a backyard barbecue or campfire cook up, this budget-friendly tool is essential for ensuring a successful gathering.
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
For dads who prefer to do their cooking indoors, get them a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets are a real game-changer when it comes to stovetop cooking, as they aid fillets in holding their flavor and cooking evenly. They’re even touted as being a healthier option than your typical stainless steel pan, as they are naturally non-stick and therefore don’t require the chemicals that are often used in other non-stick pans.
This Lodge Cast Iron Skillet includes a hot silicone handle holder and is incredibly easy to clean and care for. As an added bonus, you can also use your skillet over a campfire, making this a must-pack item on any car camping trip.
Tom Douglas’ Rub With Love (Gourmet Fish Rub)
Chef Tom Douglas’ highly-rated Rub With Love Seafood Rub will knock dad’s socks off. With quality ingredients like granulated garlic, mustard powder, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and turmeric, this curry rub is a perfect complement to mild white fish like Tilapia and veggies like corn, zucchini and eggplant.
Flor de Sal Black Olive Salt
For a broader flavoring to accentuate fish, dads will love this black olive salt from Spain’s Es Trenc beach. Perfect for cooking Tilapia Mediterranean-style, the gourmet salt also accentuates cold dishes like mozzarella salad, guacamole and fresh salsa.
Whether dad is a novice when it comes to the culinary arts or he fancies himself a chef du jour, he’ll no doubt be inspired to spend more time in the kitchen when gifted with one or more of these items. Make this year’s Father’s Day memorable and get your foodie father something you know he’ll love.
Give dad some delicious recipe ideas to go with his new accessories with 5 Grilled Fish Recipes.
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