Whether you’re trying to eat less meat or are looking for Lent recipes, there are many flavorful, filling dishes you can indulge in. From salmon burgers to sheet pan fish and chips, and from seafood pasta to healthy air-fried shrimp, these fish recipes will satisfy any seafood lover’s cravings, whether it’s a weeknight, game day or holiday.
Shrimp and grits are one of the many dishes you might see on a Southern breakfast table. Though this recipe calls for andouille sausages, you can substitute a plant-based alternative or choose to leave them out to allow the tasty shrimp to be the star of the show.
After you try this version with curry powder and shredded coconut, you may never go back to regular fried shrimp again. Bonus: In this fish recipe, the shrimp are baked, so it’s healthier than typical fried shrimp but no less crispy and delicious.
Even if you can’t travel, you can make this popular New Orleans sandwich at home using your choice of shellfish between French bread. Make it “well dressed” with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo.
If you’ve been searching for cod recipes, look no further. Warm yourself up with this noodle dish for dinner. This recipe calls for cooked cod and soba noodles soaked in a spicy tomato broth.
You can still enjoy a yummy burger recipe without using beef (or processed fake beef). All you need is salmon fillets to make a patty complete with a dill cream cheese topping in between a sesame seed bun or roll.
This traditional Hawaiian dish is a filling and healthy meal that uses raw fish and fresh vegetables mixed in with sauces on top of rice. Don’t be afraid of making your own raw fish dish at home; just make sure to use the freshest, highest-quality fish you can find.
No need to trek to Maryland to get your fill of the state’s iconic crab cakes. This recipe is delicious by itself, but with the homemade Sriracha mayo, your taste buds will ascend. Eat the crab cakes with a salad for dinner, or top with poached eggs for a memorable brunch.
If you’re looking to become a pescatarian for dietary reasons, this recipe will make it easy for you. Take your flavor palate beyond simple in this easy baked salmon dish by combining citrusy orange juice with a nice teriyaki sauce covering the fish.
Spice things up with this taco recipe that is more than your typical beef, chicken or shrimp tacos. The well-seasoned lobster pairs well with the spicy avocado salsa.
If you’re looking for a simple yet tasty meal to cook on a lazy Friday, fry up some catfish in a seasoned cornmeal batter. Homemade tartar sauce completes the dish.
The salsa verde in this recipe would be equally delicious on beef, chicken and more, but if you’re trying to incorporate more fish in your diet, then cod is a perfect choice. The fresh asparagus and cod fillet paired with the fennel salad and salsa verde will be a definite crowd-pleaser.
A vintage appetizer that definitely needs a comeback is deviled eggs. This recipe modernizes the dish by using shrimp wrapped in a spicy aioli to fill the egg.
You don’t always have to make pies when you have a refrigerated pie crust — expand your repertoire with this recipe. Fill these puff pastries with salmon and a dill pesto mixture to create a delightful appetizer you can serve at any gathering.
You can have this healthy meal on the table in 30 minutes. This recipe, which features pan-seared scallops covered in a butter sauce sitting on top of a tomato and spinach couscous, is elegant enough for entertaining but easy enough for a weeknight.
This recipe will bring a restaurant-worthy meal to your kitchen table. The redfish fillets are covered in Creole seasoning, black pepper and more to give them their “blackened” crust. Enjoy the redfish in a salad or a po’boy sandwich.
What will make a perfect weeknight dinner that is easy to make? Combining appetizing tilapia, avocado, rice and beans in a bowl together for a flavorful meal. If you’ve been searching for creative tilapia recipes, this is a simple but flavorful one.
Salmon is such a versatile fish that you can season it in many different ways and eat it with rice, pasta and more. This recipe pairs salmon with turmeric-spiced cauliflower and a pistachio pesto spread on top for a flavor explosion that is far from typical.
When the weather is cooler, soup is the perfect meal to make at home. While bouillabaisse is one well-known option, this fish stew recipe will definitely keep you warm with Moroccan spices such as cinnamon, cumin and coriander.
This pasta recipe adds a seafood element to the dish from the minced clams and anchovies, and includes a creamy, cheesy sauce rather than the typical tomato sauce.
Dinner doesn’t have to be an exhausting chore when you have this easy recipe. Once you learn that you don’t need to defrost fish fillets to cook them, a whole world opens up. Sauteé the frozen fish of your choice (salmon, cod or halibut would be excellent here) and add a delightful herb butter sauce accompanied with farro. Perfect for a flavorsome dinner for the family.
This recipe is the perfect way to make use of seasonal foods. Great for the summertime, this dish pairs pasta and wine-poached halibut with a buttery, creamy homemade tomato sauce.
This dish will captivate your taste buds from the sweet yet sour flavorings the sauce is made of — ketchup, soy sauce and vinegar.
Fish fry Friday? No problem. You won’t even need to fry it with oil in a pan. All you need is to place your battered fish on a baking sheet along with sliced potatoes. And there you have it, (bake) fried fish and chips.
You may want to learn how to avoid some of the common grilling mistakes before trying out this recipe. These tuna steaks can be easily prepared within three to five minutes.
Sure you can eat at some of the finest sushi restaurants, but it may be worth trying your hand at crafting a delicious roll at home. If you follow the instructions in the recipe, you will be able to achieve a restaurant-grade spicy tuna roll that will impress your friends and family.
Tired of the usual? Maybe try something different, like this fish taco recipe accompanied by a homemade spicy mayo sauce in between warm tortillas.
Much like salmon, cod is a fish that can be easily paired with many different flavors. With this cod recipe, the fish is topped with a tomato, olive and fennel seed sauce that completes the savory meal with Mediterranean flavors.
This stew is perfect to serve during any holiday gathering and is a great dish for those who love seafood but are not into shellfish in particular. In less than 30 minutes, you can have this yummy oyster stew hot and ready.
Don’t just settle for boring lunch meat in your sandwich. Add some fried shrimp or shuck some oyster into your well-dressed sandwich that includes lettuce, tomato, mayo and tangy salad.
This is one show-stopping appetizer. An oyster shell is filled with a creamy spinach, garlic and bacon mixture that will mask some of the fishy taste of the oyster.
Add some color to your pasta with basil pesto as well as creamy texture from the sauce that the shrimp and noodles are soaked in.
There are many things you can cook in an air fryer, so for dinner tonight, make this delicious fried shrimp recipe without the frying. In under ten minutes, you can have tasty, well-seasoned shrimp that you can eat alone or add to a pasta or stir-fry.
What’s the best way to make use of leftover rice and vegetables? Make a stir-fry. This recipe calls for scallops but you can of course replace them with any seafood of your choice. And while making this dish, don’t throw away food scraps; instead, make a delicious meal out of them.
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