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Fish Recipes to Satisfy Pescatarians and Meat Eaters Alike

There’s plenty of fish to go around
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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

Shrimp and Grits
Courtesy of Intercontinental Buckhead

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.

For the Shrimp and Grits recipe, click here.

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip
Courtesy of McCormick

If you’re making game day snacks, there’s bound to be at least one dip on the table. This crab dip recipe is the perfect ooey, gooey choice for anyone looking for a pescatarian option.

For the Hot Crab Dip recipe, click here.

Crispy Curry Coconut Shrimp

Crispy Curry Coconut Shrimp
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

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.

For the Crispy Curry Coconut Shrimp recipe, click here.

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole
Courtesy of Sam Hanna

Bring the flavors of New Orleans into your kitchen with this shrimp recipe, which calls for shrimp blanketed in a thick roux made with Cajun spices and vegetables.

For the Shrimp Creole recipe, click here.

Shrimp or Crawfish Po'boy

Shrimp or Crawfish Po'boy
Courtesy of Claw Daddy's

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.

For the Shrimp or Crawfish Po’boy recipe, click here.

Cod with Soba Noodles in Spicy Tomato Broth

Cod with Soba Noodles in Spicy Tomato Broth
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

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.

For the Cod with Soba Noodles in Spicy Tomato Broth recipe, click here.

Salmon Burgers With Dill Cream Cheese Topping

Salmon Burgers With Dill Cream Cheese Topping
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Salmon Burgers With Dill Cream Cheese Topping recipe, click here.

Salmon and Shrimp Poke Bowl

Salmon and Shrimp Poke Bowl
Courtesy of Blue Apron

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.

For the Salmon and Shrimp Poke Bowl recipe, click here.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

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.

For the Crab Cakes recipe, click here.

Spaghetti con Vongole

Spaghetti con Vongole
Courtesy of Chef Michael Pirolo of South Beach’s Macchialina

It might do you some good to cook this pasta recipe whenever you need a pick-me-up. The amazing flavors that you get from the clams combined with scallions, lemon zest and more will give you a fresh taste of the sea in one dish.

For the Spaghetti con Vongole recipe, click here.

Citrus Teriyaki Salmon

Citrus Teriyaki Salmon
Photography and Styling by Chavi Feldman, courtesy of Kosher.com

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.

For the Citrus Teriyaki Salmon recipe, click here.

Spicy Lobster Tacos

Spicy Lobster Tacos
Courtesy of Get Maine Lobster

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.

For the Spicy Lobster Tacos recipe, click here.

Fried Catfish with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Fried Catfish with Homemade Tartar Sauce
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Fried Catfish with Homemade Tartar Sauce recipe, click here.

Fresh Cod with Salsa Verde

Fresh Cod with Salsa Verde
Courtesy of Jayna Cowal

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.

For the Fresh Cod with Salsa Verde recipe, click here.

Lobster Avocado Toast

Lobster Avocado Toast
Courtesy of Get Maine Lobster

There are plenty of ways to finish off a loaf of bread, but this recipe may be the fanciest. Take your classic avocado toast and cover it with cooked lobster. Talk about a slice of heaven.

For the Lobster Avocado Toast recipe, click here.

Smoked Deviled Eggs with Shrimp Poke

Smoked Deviled Eggs with Shrimp Poke
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

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.

For the Smoked Deviled Eggs with Shrimp Poke recipe, click here.

Salmon Pastries with Dill Pesto

Salmon Pastries with Dill Pesto
Courtesy of Pillsbury

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.

For the Salmon Pastries with Dill Pesto recipe, click here.

Crab Souffle

Crab Souffle
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to try out more complicated dishes, then this soufflé may be the perfect challenge. Here, crab meat combined with a tomato paste mixture is baked until puffed and golden at the top.

For the Crab Souffle recipe, click here.

Healthy Tuna Salad

Healthy Tuna Salad
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You can’t go wrong with a simple tuna salad whether it’s as a side dish for a barbecue or as a tasty sandwich for lunch.

For the Healthy Tuna Salad recipe, click here.

Seared Atlantic Calico Scallops With Citrus Dill Butter and Spinach Couscous

Seared Atlantic Calico Scallops With Citrus Dill Butter and Spinach Couscous
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Seared Atlantic Calico Scallops With Citrus Dill Butter and Spinach Couscous recipe, click here.

Copper Vine's Blackened Redfish

Copper Vine's Blackened Redfish
Courtesy of Copper Vine

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.

For the Copper Vine’s Blackened Redfish recipe, click here.

Fish-Taco Bowl

Fish-Taco Bowl
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

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.

For the Fish-Taco Bowl recipe, click here.

Roasted Wild Salmon & Spiced Cauliflower With Pistachio-Arugula Pesto

Roasted Wild Salmon & Spiced Cauliflower With Pistachio-Arugula Pesto
Courtesy of Janya Cowal

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.

For the Roasted Wild Salmon & Spiced Cauliflower With Pistachio-Arugula Pesto recipe, click here.

Fish Stew With Moroccan Flavors

Fish Stew With Moroccan Flavors
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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.

For the Fish Stew With Moroccan Flavors recipe, click here.

Spaghetti With Creamy Clam Sauce

Spaghetti With Creamy Clam Sauce
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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.

For the Spaghetti With Cream Clam Sauce recipe, click here.

Sauteed Fish With Fresh Herb Butter and Farro

Sauteed Fish With Fresh Herb Butter and Farro
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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.

For the Sauteed Fish With Fresh Herb Butter and Farro recipe, click here.

Halibut Fillets With Tomato Butter and Fresh Pasta

Halibut Fillets With Tomato Butter and Fresh Pasta
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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.

For the Halibut Fillets With Tomato Butter and Fresh Pasta recipe, click here.

Sweet and Sour Glazed Tilapia

Sweet and Sour Glazed Tilapia
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This dish will captivate your taste buds from the sweet yet sour flavorings the sauce is made of — ketchup, soy sauce and vinegar.

For the Sweet and Sour Glazed Tilapia recipe, click here.

Sheet Pan Fish and Chips

Sheet Pan Fish and Chips
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Sheet Pan Fish and Chips recipe, click here.

Soy Grilled Tuna Steaks

Soy Grilled Tuna Steaks
Courtesy of Catherine Pappas/Living the Gourmet

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.

For the Soy Grilled Tuna Steaks recipe, click here.

Spicy Tuna Roll

Spicy Tuna Roll
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

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.

For the Spicy Tuna Roll recipe, click here.

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos With Spicy Mayo

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos With Spicy Mayo
Courtesy of McCormick

Tired of the usual? Maybe try something different, like this fish taco recipe accompanied by a homemade spicy mayo sauce in between warm tortillas.

For the Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos With Spicy Mayo recipe, click here.

Alaskan Pacific Cod With Spicy Fennel and Tomato Sauce

Alaskan Pacific Cod With Spicy Fennel and Tomato Sauce
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Alaskan Pacific Cod With Spicy Fennel and Tomato Sauce recipe, click here.

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew
Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

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.

For the Oyster Stew recipe, click here.

Fried Shrimp and Oyster Po’boy

Fried Shrimp and Oyster Po’boy
Courtesy of Isaac Toups

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.

For the Fried Shrimp and Oyster Po’boy recipe, click here.

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller
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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.

For the Oysters Rockefeller recipe, click here.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta
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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.

For the Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta recipe, click here.

Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp

Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

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.

For the Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp recipe, click here.

Scallop Stir Fry

Scallop Stir Fry
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