Fish can certainly be a fiddly thing to cook if you are new to it. It can also be somewhat daunting — knowing when the fish is cooked, how to tell if its fresh, and even flipping a fillet in a pan may all be aspects of fish cookery that intimidate unfamiliar cooks. The good news is there are so many recipes out there that are practically guaranteed to work. Bold flavors, easy techniques, and straightforward recipes mean that absolutely anyone can pull off cooking a tasty fish dish. Whether you want something quick and easy for a hectic weeknight meal or something more elegant for a dinner party, there is a recipe to help! Some of these wonderful recipes will sway even diehard fish-haters, and all of them are foolproof.
A refreshing spin on the classic Vietnamese sandwich, this fish dish will have fish lovers and loathers alike champing at the bit.
Simply cooked in the oven, this baked rockfish is seasoned with a wonderful full-flavored sauce that will taste delicious every time. Serve this with a side of rice for a simple, easy dinner that tastes divine.
Roasting a whole fish needn’t be intimidating. This lovely recipe combines lime, sumac, and chili for a bold-flavored fish that will be delicious and look far more labor-intensive than it actually is.
The secret to this dish is the fiery zhoug — a spicy cilantro relish that is the perfect seafood condiment.
Foil-baked fish is so easy to do — no fiddly flipping of fillets required!
Fish tacos are a great way to eat fish; they’re quick to make, and everyone can add their favorite toppings, so even fussy eaters can be satisfied.
This failsafe recipe has just five ingredients, which all come together to create a dish that is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
If you are really unsure of cooking fish at home, just skip that step all together. make sure you buy sish grade tuna when you make this dish.
What doesn’t go with spaghetti? In my opinion, very little. This simple Venetian dish combines clams, garlic, a hint of chili, and plenty of parsley for a truly delectable dish that can be ready in no time at all.
Fish for brunch?! That might sound strange, but this traditional English curry-spiced rice dish, with hot smoked trout, boiled eggs, and a smattering of sweet dried currants is a perfect dish to share with family and friends.
This hearty stew makes for an elegant meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes — perfect for a last-minute dinner party.
Cooking salmon need not be an intimidating task. Wrapping in its own parchment envelope (“en papillot”) means you will create an even cooking environment to ensure your fish is perfectly cooked.
This light and refreshing rigatoni recipe is full of bold ingredients like capers and black olives that go wonderfully with swordfish.
The firmness of monkfish makes it perfect to use in a curry. The flavors in this dish are great, and you may find that even people who don’t like fish love this curry.
Make this dish effortlessly in a single pan, and enjoy a delicious meal — made even more wonderful by the knowledge that doing the dishes will be a breeze.
This healthy recipe can be on the plate in just 35 minutes. Excellent!
Chopped pecans add a great crunchy texture to halibut while dill gives the dish a wonderfully aromatic flavor.
This dish is sure to get a wow! when you bring it to the table, and the best part is that is so easy to prepare. Using jarred Thai green curry paste means you get maximum flavor in no time at all.
Don’t be afraid of a little deep frying action — even if things get a bit messy, these tacos will still taste great.
This is a great ceviche for anyone who is a bit iffy about raw fish. Poached shrimp are dressed in a full-flavored ceviche dressing for a classy and refreshing appetizer.
Piri-piri sauce is the secret ingredient in these finger-licking-good pan-fried prawns.
These lettuce wraps are so tasty and fun to eat, you won’t even notice you’re eating a super-healthy meal.
This recipe uses ouzo — an anise-flavored liquored from Greece and Cyprus — to inject great flavor into this whole baked fish. It is an easy recipe full of fragrance and a wonderful citrusy zing.
Make Mexican night at home that much healthier. Salmon is rich in vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a great substitute for anyone trying to cut down on red meat.