Wondering what to cook with fish tonight? You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve compiled this list of thirty five easy Fish Recipes for you to try. From quick weeknight dinners to fancy special occasion meals (and some that count as both!), there are so many ways to cook your favorite fish!
You’ll find recipes that work for a variety of species, as well as some that are more specific, such as recipes for snapper, grouper, salmon, cod and more.
Cook your way through all of these great recipes, you’re sure to find some new family favorites. Have fun!
1. Mediterranean Fish with Tapenade
Starting off this list is one of our favorite fish recipes, our own Mediterranean Fish. The fish is pan seared and topped with a tomato and olive tapenade. It’s so good!
2. Fish and Chips
Here’s a true classic… Fish and Chips! This crispy combination of beer battered fish with chips is a favorite in British pubs and the world over. Serve it with tartar sauce, lemon and, to keep that British authenticity, malt vinegar.
3. Fish Tacos
It’s taco time! These Fish Tacos feature perfectly seasoned baked fish, Mexican fixings, and an amazingly tasty homemade taco sauce. So good!
4. Bahamian Boiled Fish
Hearty, flaky fish simmered in a delicious broth with potatoes, onions, tons of lime juice and a bit of hot kick. This is classic island comfort food!
5. Garlic Butter Baked Fish
This Garlic Butter Baked Fish is a great busy weeknight option. Take you basic fish fillet, slather it with garlic butter, and bake. You can’t get much easier than that, plus it’s super tasty!
6. Firecracker Salmon
If you’re looking for a new recipe to really jazz up your salmon, this is it! It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it’s a little bit spicy! Firecracker salmon just may become one of your new go-to recipes.
7. Tuna Tataki Bowl
This quick and easy Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl is full of your favorite Asian flavors. Skip the sushi restaurant and make this great meal in your own home!
8. Grouper Reuben
Your favorite Rueben sandwich with a twist! Broiled grouper, sauerkraut and homemade Russian dressing all loaded in between grilled rye bread. That sounds like the perfect lunch!
9. Psari Plaki
This Greek baked fish, Psari Plaki, is a great addition to your recipe collection. Flaky fish with light, fresh and vibrant Mediterranean flavors.
10. Spicy Fish Taco Bowls
If you’re craving great Tex-Mex flavors, try these easy Spicy Fish Taco Bowls. They feature rice, beans, fish, avocado, corn and your choice of toppings.
Cioppino is a hearty seafood stew, and it’s magnificent! You can make it with any kind of fish and shellfish you want, and when you combine a fish like snapper with the phenomenal herbs and spices, you’ll get a hearty and tasty meal!
12. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa
This easy recipe features spicy-limey salmon which blends perfectly with the sweetness of fresh mango salsa. It’s a tropical delight!
13. Blackened Fish Tacos
Everyone loves making great recipes into tacos, it’s a popular trend, and these blackened fish tacos won’t disappoint you! They work well with any kind of white fish, like snapper, grouper, flounder, or cod. That way you can make them with everyone’s favorite fish.
14. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Avocado Salsa
For a quick and easy fish dinner, try this grilled mahi mahi. It only takes about 20 minutes and comes with a fresh homemade avocado and mango salsa. YUM!
15. Fish Tikka Masala
You had to know I would find a curry for this list! 🙂 This Fish Tikka Masala has a beautifully seasoned creamy sauce. Perfect atop a big pile of rice. YUMMM.
16. Fish Cakes
These fish cakes are quick, easy and delicious. They only take 6 ingredients and can be baked or fried. Great appetizer for parties, or easy weeknight main.
17. Grilled Swordfish
This swordfish is nicely marinated and then grilled to tender perfection. It’s a light, yet flavorful fish recipe that goes with a variety of sides.
Ceviche is a famous Latin appetizer of raw fish soaked in citrus juice. This recipe also features onions, tomatoes, avocado and cilatro. Make sure you have plenty of tortillas for scooping!
19. Fish Chowder
This fish chowder is a great winter warmer. Chunks of fish and potatoes in a delicious creamy base loaded with bacon. Great with some nice crusty bread.
20. Fish Lettuce Wraps
For a light, low carb dinner that’s still fun to eat, try these fish lettuce wraps. Strips of fish, cooked with your desired method, tucked in tender lettuce leaves along with tomato avocado corn salsa. All in about 20 minutes!
21. Whole Roast Snapper with Chimichurri
This whole roast snapper with chimichurri is absolutely fantastic! The chimichurri sauce is like a pesto with a bunch of fresh greens, garlic, and onions, and it pairs perfectly with the roasted snapper. It’s a great way to utilize delicious herbs.
22. Pan-Seared Fish in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce
Fish in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce is a super easy and super delicious recipe. The flavors all blend together beautifully, for a dish worthy of a fancy restaurant, but simple enough for busy weeknights.
23. Fish Vera Cruz
Fish Veracruz is a great way to add some Latin flavors to your seafood night. Fish fillets are simmered in a tomato based sauce enhanced by Mexican spices, olives and capers. This easy meal is packed with flavors!
24. Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks
These seared ahi tuna steaks may be the quickest fish recipe yet! They have great Asian flavors and can be made in as little as six minutes!
25. Fish Sandwich
Who doesn’t love a good old fish sandwich? It might look unassuming at first, but this fish sandwich is so good, it will knock your socks off! It uses a brioche bun that has a subtle sweetness that complements the fish perfectly, and it’s super yummy.
26. Teriyaki Salmon
Somehow salmon and umami-sweet Asian flavors seem the perfect marriage. This sheet pan teriyaki salmon has your favorite fish and tons of veggies drenched in a delightful teriyaki glaze. Perfect.
27. Pan Seared Grouper with Lemon Butter Sauce
If you need to get a tasty meal on the table super fast, this pan seared grouper with lemon butter is the answer. This easy recipe comes together in under 15 minutes, but tastes amazing.
28. Air Fryer Tilapia
Craving fried fish without all the grease? Put your air fryer to work! This recipe is flavorful and crispy, and has less than 400 calories per serving!
29. Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Tomato Salad
Here’s a super easy and super flavorful fish recipe! This mahi mahi can either be grilled or pan seared and is topped with a fresh tomato balsamic salad. This is a great summertime meal!
30. Thai Red Curry Cod
Thai Red Curry Cod is about as easy as it gets. All you need is 20 minutes and three (yes, three) ingredients to make this dish come together. It has all the great coconut curry flavors you love at your favorite Thai restaurant.
31. Snapper Livornese
Looking for a fish that’s fragrant and flavorful? Look no further than this spectacular snapper livornese. It’s made with olives, capers, and a tasty light tomato sauce. It’s so good, it might impress even the people who don’t like seafood!
32. Jerk Salmon Bowl
Hey mon! This jerk salmon bowl is loaded with great Caribbean flavors, rice, black beans, fresh mango and plenty of cilantro. This is one tropical treat!
33. Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Salmon
Lately I have become a big fan of any recipe that has “Tuscan” in the name, and this one is no exception. Perfectly cooked salmon in a creamy parmesan sauce enhanced with sundried tomatoes and spinach. YUM!
34. Tilapia Piccata
Pan seared tilapia in a buttery, lemony, white wine infused sauce loaded with capers. If that sounds good, this Tilapia Piccata recipe is for you. It goes great with pasta or rice.
We’re finishing off our list with one of our favorites, Moqueca. This Brazilian fish stew has a creamy, coconut based broth. You have to try this one!
So there you go, thirty five amazing fish recipes for you to try. Which one will you cook first?
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- 1 lb fish
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1.5 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers
- 1/2 cup black olives
- 1/4 cup green olives
- 1/4 cup capers
- 1 lemon, half squeezed and half for garnish
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 7-8 sprigs of thyme
- 3-4 sprigs of oregano
- 2 Tbsp flour
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Start by finely chopping olives, capers, roasted red peppers and garlic. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Finely chop fresh herbs.
- Heat all of olive oil, except for 2-3 tablespoons, in a pan over medium heat. Add in cherry tomato halves and garlic and give it a good stir. Cook till the garlic starts getting aromatic, about two minutes. Stir in chopped roasted bell peppers and cook for 1-2 minutes. Mix in the chopped herbs. Give it a mix. Add chopped olives and capers and cook for a couple more minutes. Stir in a splash of lemon juice and drizzle a little bit more olive oil.
- Season fish with paprika, fresh cracked pepper and salt on both sides. and then dust it lightly with flour on both sides.
- Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add fish and cook 10 minutes per inch thickness, turning halfway through.
- Plate the fish and top it generously with prepared tapenade. Garnish with some more fresh herbs and lemon wedges.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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