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    The 35 BEST Fish Recipes

    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 fish 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 fish recipes, you’re sure to find some new family favorites. Have fun!

    The 35 BEST Fish Recipes.

    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!

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    2. Baja Fish Tacos

    It’s taco time! These Fish Tacos feature perfectly seasoned fish, Mexican fixings, and an amazingly tasty homemade taco sauce. So good!

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    3. Salmon Pasta

    This Salmon Pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly roasted salmon. All ready in about 30 minutes!

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    4. 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!

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    5. Moqueca

    Now, this one is special… Moqueca is a marvelously tasty Brazilian seafood stew, with a decadent coconut milk base.

    Simple ingredients like tomatoes, peppers and pantry staple seasonings, along with a squeeze of lime at the end, all come together to create magic.

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    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.

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    7. 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.

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    8. Maple Pecan Salmon

    Sweet, salty, buttery, crunchy and just a tad bit spicy. This maple pecan salmon is a great for a quick weeknight dinner, but can also impress your guests! 

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    9. 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!

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    10. 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!

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    11. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    12. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    13. 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!

    Get the recipe @ champagne-tastes

    14. 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.

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    15. Cioppino

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ greateightfriends

    16. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ feelgoodfoodie

    17. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ tiffinandteaofficial

    18. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked

    19. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    20. Ceviche

    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!

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    21. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ karenskitchenstories

    22. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ mydeliciousblog

    23. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ proportionalplate

    24. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    25. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ farmtojar

    26. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ bowlofdelicious

    27. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ cravingtasty

    28. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    29. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ thetopmeal

    30. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    31. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ thaicaliente

    32. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ italianchef

    33. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    34. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    35. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ thehungrybluebird

    So there you go, thirty five amazing fish recipes for you to try. Which one will you cook first?

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    35 BEST Ways to Cook Fish

    This collection of easy Fish Recipes includes plenty of easy weeknight dinners and special occasion meals! This Mediterranean recipe works with many types of fish:


    • 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



    1. Start by finely chopping olives, capers, roasted red peppers and garlic. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Finely chop fresh herbs.
    2. 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.


    1. Season fish with paprika, fresh cracked pepper and salt on both sides. and then dust it lightly with flour on both sides.
    2. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add fish and cook 10 minutes per inch thickness, turning halfway through.
    3. Plate the fish and top it generously with prepared tapenade. Garnish with some more fresh herbs and lemon wedges.


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