Contact grills that cook both sides of the food being grilled at the same time, such as the George Foreman grill, do an excellent job of cooking fish. In addition, they cook without any danger of the chemicals that are a byproduct of typical outdoor grills, are easier to clean and run no risk of danger from open flames.
Simple fish recipes can be cooked in about three to six minutes on a George Foreman grill, depending on the thickness of the fish filet. Because fish has so little fat, it is usually necessarily to spray both surfaces of the grill with cooking spray or brush them with oil before starting to cook the fish. It is also a good idea to season the fish with a marinade or rub or even just with salt and pepper because the lack of wood or charcoal means the typical smoky taste of grilled fish will not be present. One should avoid pressing down hard on the top of the grill when closing it, as doing so presses all the fish's natural moisture out. Because the grill cooks on both sides of the fish, there is no need to turn it over; instead, one can simply remove the fish when it is done. To avoid damaging the grill's surfaces, tongs or a spatula designed for working on non-stick surfaces should be used.