Nothing brings out the flavor of fish like a fiery romance with the grill. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and a little patience. Read on to discover our handpicked collection of scrumptious and fabulous Fish Recipes.
Salad Fish Recipes
Looking to add a little more nutrition to your diet? Search no more! Get through your meals in a breeze with these quick and healthy salad fish recipes.
Snapper with bean salad and macadamia pesto
This no-fuss gluten-free meal of snapper served with creamy macadamia pesto is spiked with coriander and lime.
Fat (total) 38g
Saturated fat 6g
Carbs (total) 26g
1 cup coriander leaves
500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into about 2 cm pieces
1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 or 5 snapper fillets (about 150g each)
1 small red onion, finely sliced into rings
300g green beans, blanched and trimmed
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
75g toasted macadamias
1 small clove of garlic chopped coarsely
A tbsp of water
- Preheat your oven to 180C/200C fan-forced and place baking paper on the baking tray. Next, place all the potatoes on this baking tray and drizzle a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Season and roast, stirring halfway, for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes turn golden and tender.
- For the creamy pesto sauce, process the garlic, coriander, half a tablespoon of lime juice, and macadamias in a mixer until you get a smooth paste. Season.
- Take a heatproof bowl and place the onion rings in it. Once done, cover the bowl with some boiling water. Let it sit for 3 minutes before draining well. Transfer the onion and the remaining lime juice in a large bowl. Season before setting it aside to macerate.
- Pour the remaining olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium flame. Pat dry the skin of the snapper with a paper towel and season. Cook the snapper-skin side down- until crisp, for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for a minute or two or until it is cooked through. Place the snapper in a plate to cool.
- Add a tablespoon of pesto, green beans, and sweet potatoes to the onion mixture. Give it a light toss before dividing among the serving plates. Top each of the plates with a spoonful of pesto and a piece of snapper. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve.
Blueberry Salmon Salad
With a red wine vinegar mix dressing, this Blueberry Salmon salad is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
1 ½ pounds salmon fillet, slit crosswise into 4 neat portions
3 tbsp olive oil
1 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced in half rings
1 cup blueberries
1 bunch of fresh lettuce leaves roughly chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ tsp ground black pepper
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add red wine vinegar, 1/8 tsp pepper, onion, ½ tsp salt and lightly cover it with a plastic wrap before you microwave it on High for a minute. Let it stand and stir occasionally until all the onions have turned pink.
- While the onions are turning pink, grab a broiler or a grill and preheat it. Gently brush a tablespoon of olive oil on both the sides of the salmon fillets and sprinkle the remaining salt and pepper. Broil or grill the salmon fillets- skin side down- until cooked through for about 5-6 minutes.
- Split up the lettuce in equal portions and set it in four dinner plates. Next, place a salmon fillet on top of the lettuce. Remove the onions from vinegar and scatter them on and around the salmon fillets along with fresh blueberries. Whisk the remaining olive oil in the vinegar mixture and drizzle it over the salmon.
Southwestern Salmon Salad
This incredible recipe is not only super easy to make but is also extremely healthy. Just don’t forget to brush oil on the grill rack before you start preparing the salmon so that this meal ends up on your plate and not in your trash.
1 ¼ pounds wild Alaskan skinned Salmon
2 cups fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup grated/crumbled blue cheese
10 cups of mixed salad greens
1 avocado, diced
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp adobo sauce (you can get that from canned chipotles)
2 tbsp water
1 cup minced chipotle in abodo
Half tsp salt
½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
- Preheat the grill to medium-high. Cut the salmon into 4 neat equal portions. Brush the salmon portions with adobo sauce. Sprinkle it with ¼ tsp salt.
- Grill the salmon portions on the oiled racks and turn once or twice until they are opaque, about 3 minutes each side.
- Combine vinegar, sour cream, minced chipotle, salt, and water in a bowl. Toss the mixed salad greens in another (large) bowl with ½ cup of the dressing.
- Split the salad greens and salmon portions into 4 plates. Garnish it with blue cheese, cherry tomatoes, and avocados. Serve after drizzling the remaining dressing on the salad.
Soup Fish Recipes
Soups are a delicious comfort dish- a little bit of soup and a little bit of stew! These handpicked fish recipes make for the perfect fish soup.
Italian Fish Soup
Packed with seafood, fish, and cod, this Italian recipe is ideal for a family dinner, spicy or not.
Nutritional Value: 274 Calories per serving
1 pound assorted fish (cod, clams, prawns, shrimp, mussels, haddock, etc.) cut up into bite-sized pieces
¾ cup tomato puree
¼ cup dry White wine
2 tbsp olive oil
3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano seasoning
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
4 slices thick Italian crust bread, plain or grilled
1 ¼ to 1 ½ cup water (depending on the kind of consistency you want, more stew or soup)
- Add olive oil in a large pot. Toss the garlic and pepper flakes on a medium flame for a minute before flattening it with a fork.
- Next, add all the assorted fish portions and cook for another minute. Pour in the white wine and continue cooking on medium-high flame for about 3 minutes. Add water, tomato puree, basil, oregano, parsley, and salt. Stir occasionally to combine.
- Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for about 30 minutes on low flame until it thickens. Serve with grilled Italian bread.
Vegetable and Fish Soup
This tasty veggie and fish soups make for a healthy hearty dinner.
1 pound white fish fillets cut into 1-inch cubes (you can use haddock, cod, orange roughy or halibut)
3 ½ cup chicken broth
¼ cup onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp Margarine or butter
1 cup green beans
1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
½ cup corn kernels
¼ tsp oregano seasoning
½ tsp dried basil leaves
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
- Melt butter in a Dutch oven or a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and stir until the garlic begins to brown, for about 2 or 3 minutes.
- Add all the ingredients except fish fillets. Bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes on low flame.
- Stir in the fish fillets and cook uncovered until the fish flakes easily with a fork and vegetables are tender.
Simple Fish Stew
Make it as spicy as your taste buds can handle and enjoy this simple Fish stew recipe.
Nutritional Value (per serving):
Fat (Total) 4.2 g
Cholesterol 32.5 mg
Sodium 93.5 mg
Carbohydrates 23.5 g
1 pound lean white fish fillets or cod, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup onion, finely chopped
¼ cup celery, finely chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 ½ cup corn kernels
¼ cup parsley, chopped
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup tomato, diced
2 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
Pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven.
- Add celery, chili powder, and onion and sauté until tender or for 3 minutes.
- Toss in the corn kernels, diced tomatoes, water, and Worcestershire sauce and cook for 9-10 minutes.
- Add the fish fillets and cook until the fish is done, or for 3 minutes.
Appetizer Fish Recipes
It’s not a good party if there isn’t any good food. It’s just that simple.
Whether you’re celebrating with your friends, or hosting a fancy party, you’ll need the right appetizers for the occasion.
Try these crowd-pleasing appetizer fish recipes to impress your guests.
Fish and vegetable patty
Enjoy a sautéed mix of fresh veggies and fish fillet shaped into crispy patties. Turn up the spice or experiment with the vegetables.
½ pound fish fillets
1 cup soya granules
2 green chilies, finely chopped
1 1” ginger, finely chopped
1 medium potato, peeled, boiled and mashed
1 egg white
1 tbsp oil
a pinch of nutmeg powder
coriander, finely chopped
salt, to taste
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the ginger until golden. Next, add fish fillets and cook, flipping sides, until both the sides are evenly cooked.
- Once the fish fillets are done, add soya granules, potato, nutmeg powder, salt, coriander leaves, egg and mix well. Remove from fire and let it cool.
- Once the mixture has cooled down, divide and roll it into even round-shaped cutlets. Heat oil in a shallow pan and deep fry the cutlets, only a handful at a time, till crisp and golden on each side. Drain on an absorbent kitchen towel.
- Transfer onto a plate and garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve hot with a tasty dip (Fish Dip Recipes given below).
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Lollipops
Wrapped in cubes of fine English cucumber, this salmon, and cream cheese lollipop is a highly impressive appetizer.
24 pieces of English cucumber, cut into 1-2 inch cubes
½ pound smoked salmon, thinly sliced
¼ cup softened whipped cream
3 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
- Cut the salmon into ½ inch strips and season the softened cream cheese with pepper and salt.
- Wrap the seasoned salmon strips around cucumber squares and shape it into bite-sized balls of approx. ¾ inch in diameter. You can even squeeze or roll the balls using your palms to give them the perfect shape.
- Line a parchment paper onto a tray and place the balls on it. Place the tray in the freezer until ready to serve.
- At the time of serving, let the balls thaw slightly before rolling them in dill. Insert push skewers, garnish it with coriander leaves and serve.
It’s an ideal dish for those of you who are in a rush but still want to eat something tasty.
Nutritional Value: 520 Calories per serving.
8 ready-made flour tortillas
1 pound white fish, boneless and cut into cubes
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch lettuce, finely shredded
2 ripe tomatoes, finely sliced
1 tbsp lime juice
½ tsp Tabasco sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup cilantro leaves
- Add lime juice and fish in a bowl and sprinkle Tabasco sauce over it. Drizzle a non-stick pan with a little bit of olive oil over high flame. Add the fish until opaque and cooked through, or for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Warm the ready-made tortillas according to the instructions on the package and lay on a tray.
- Add the fish to the warm tortillas. Take out tomato, lettuce, cilantro, and onion in separate bowls and serve along with tortillas.
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Fish Dip Recipes
Let your taste buds go wild with these fun and flavorful fish dip recipes that are perfect for any and every occasion!
This creamy dip is best eaten with mini bagel chips or crackers.
Nutritional Value: 660 Calories
½ pound softened cream cheese
1 pound salmon fillets
2 green onions, finely chopped
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 drops spicy pepper sauce
½ teaspoon salt
- Poach salmon fillets in a pan of simmering water until tender and flaky or for about 10 minutes.
- Combine sour cream, cream cheese, hot pepper sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt in another bowl. Add salmon to the mixture. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours. Serve with snacks or chips.
Smoked Tuna Dip
The secret ingredient of this tangy dip is Italian dressing and liquid smoke.
Nutritional value: 320 Calories
¼ pound tuna drained and flaked
1 tbsp minced onion
1 cup sour cream
¾ cup Italian salad dressing
½ tsp salt
1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring
In a bowl, add the tuna, onion, sour cream, salad dressing, salt, and liquid smoke and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Cream Cheese Tuna Dip
Keep your guests guessing for this dip’s ingredients. Cream cheese gives this dip a unique flavor. Serve it with chips or crackers.
Nutritional value: 490 Calories
½ pound softened cream cheese
¼ pound tuna
3 tbsp salsa
Blend the salsa, tuna, and cream cheese in a bowl and serve immediately.
Main Course Fish Recipes
Try these delectable main course fish recipes for every occasion- from easy everyday dinners, your friends and family can enjoy, to fish recipes that will impress the most discerning diners.
Grilled Salmon topped with Caramelized Lemons
A juicy piece of Salmon right off the grill laid on fresh fig leaves makes a fine main course dish.
3 pounds Salmon (chop it into smaller pieces if you think flipping bigger pieces on the grill will be problematic)
Snipped chives or chervil leaves
4 lemons, halved and deseeded
1 tbsp olive oil
Vegetable oil (for the grill)
1 ½ tsp Kosher salt
- Remove the fish from the refrigerator 45 minutes prior to serving. Pat dry the fish using an absorbent towel and season with kosher salt on the sides and the edges.
- Heat the grill to medium- around 350°C to 400°C. Next, drizzle the fish with a generous amount of olive oil and gently rub it in. Apply vegetable oil on the grill before laying the fish on the grill, skin side up. Place the lemons along with the Salmon and cover the grill. Cook lemons until charred and juicy or for about 6 minutes. Flip the fish and remove when its edges begin to curl and it feels firm enough to touch, for about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the fish and lemons on a plate.
- Arrange fig leaves on the serving plates or a platter. Place the salmon over the leaves and set the lemons around it. Garnish it with snipped chives or chervil leaves before serving.
Fish Curry in Coconut Milk
A unique Indian Fish recipe that uses coconut milk to bring out the best in a sea bass.
1 small bunch of coriander leaves
4 small fillets of sea bass
1 tsp coconut oil
2 large potatoes, scooped and mashed
1 tbsp butter
6 green chilies, deseeded and slit lengthwise
2 onions, finely sliced
1 tsp vegetable oil
30 curry leaves
2 tsp turmeric
400 ml coconut milk
2 tsp salt
- Mix 1 tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt and gently rub the mixture onto the fish fillets.
- Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the garlic, chilies, and onions. Next, add half of the curry leaves, mashed potatoes and keep cooking until the onions turn translucent.
- Stir in the coconut milk along with the remaining salt and turmeric. Add the fish fillets and gently simmer.
- In a separate pan, fry the remaining curry leaves.
- Once done, take another non-stick pan, add butter and pan fry the fish.
- To serve, place the potatoes first, then add a piece of the fish and top it off with some sauce and mixed cress.
Veg Rice Bowl with Steamed salmon
This tops the easy healthy Fish Recipes it can be made in a flash and also is low-hassle.
Nutritional Value (per serving):
4 medium-sized salmon fillets
½ pound brown rice
200g pak choi, roughly chopped
100g fresh green beans
For the dressing:
1 red chili, chopped and deseeded
4 tbsp sweet soy sauce
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
A tbsp of rice vinegar
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
4 tbsp assorted seeds (you can use sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame)
4 spring onions, finely chopped
pickled ginger, finely chopped
- Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Boil the rice and drain once cooked.
- Place the fish and vegetables in two separate layers of a steamer. Steam the vegetables for 5-6 minutes and the salmon fillets for 7-8 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve the rice into serving bowls and place the steamed vegetables and salmon fillets on top. Add some dressing over it and garnish with pickled ginger, mixed seeds, and spring onions.
Dessert Fish Recipes
Dig into one of these luscious dessert fish recipes.
Whether it’s fancy cakes or delicious puddings, nothing beats the following fabulous fish recipes.
Tuna Shepherd’s Pie
Serve this dessert fish recipe when you are in the mood for a classic dessert.
Nutritional value (per serving):
2-pound potatoes; washed, peeled and finely chopped
4 2/3 cups milk
6 tbsp butter
1 large leek- only the pale section, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup all-purpose flour
A spoonful of frozen mixed vegetables
2 sheets pie dough, thawed
15 ounces canned tuna, flaked and drained
3 tbsp fresh dill
- In a large saucepan, place all the potatoes and immerse in cold water. Bring the potatoes to a boil and cook until tender or for about 10 minutes. Drain the water. Add 3 cups of milk along with 2 ½ tbsp butter on low flame and mash the potatoes until smooth. Season. Set aside.
- Melt 3 ½ tbsp butter over a low flame in another saucepan and add sliced leek and cook until soft or for about 3 minutes. Add the all-purpose flour and stir occasionally for a minute or until it begins to bubble.
- Gradually stir in the leftover milk until everything is smooth and gently stir in the cream. Whisk, cook until the sauce boils and thickens or for 3-4 minutes. Add dill, tuna, and frozen vegetables. Turn off the heat. Season and let it cool.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Place the thawed dough in a pie dish and trim the extra edges. Prick the base and decorate the edges of the pastry using a regular fork. Bake it until the color turns golden brown or for 10 minutes.
- Add the tuna mixture and top it off with mashed potatoes. Bake until the pie looks golden or for 25 minutes. Cool the pie for 15 minutes before garnishing it with dill and serving.
Fish Shaped Cookies
While this recipe contains no type of fish it is still shaped like fish. The tiny oh-so-cute fish cookies are an absolute kids’ favorite!
Makes: 18 cookies
1 cup softened unsalted butter
24 large chocolate morsels
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup mini chocolate morsels
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
- Beat butter using an electric mixer at medium speed until it turns creamy. Add in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar until everything turns smooth.
- In a medium bowl, combine salt and flour and beat into the butter mixture. Add in the mini chocolate morsels. Flatten the dough into a tray before wrapping it in a plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator until firm or for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Line parchment paper onto the baking sheets.
- Flour the surface before rolling out the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out tiny fish cookies using a fish-shaped cutter. Gently place them on the preheated baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. Once done, take out the cookies on a wire rack to cool. Put large chocolate morsels in a manner that resemble fish eyes. Serve.
Best Fish Recipes Cookbooks
American to Asian, shellfish to sea bass, salt crust to smoked, grand dishes to quick recipes, indulge yourself in these delightful fish recipes.
The cookbook contains 120 fish recipes, that require a few ingredients and the recipes claim to take around half-an-hour to prepare.
Packed with additional tips and tricks to make the dish simpler, Mitchell Tonks has done an incredible job.
Read this guide if you have just started out or developed a liking for fish recipes.
The River Cottage Fish Book
Unlike the previous one, this one’s divided into three parts and covers everything from fish and their habitats to sauces that should accompany it.
It also features succulent fish recipes such as curried mussels, butter pudding, and crab bread along with alternative choices of fish to go along with them.
The book also addresses harvesting and sustainability. This magnificent guide by Nick Fisher and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has everything you that is there about fish.
Fish, Indian Style
As the title suggests, this cookbook features Indian style fish recipes such as sea bass in coconut milk and ginger sauce, tandoori-style salmon and seared scallops with a mint dressing to name a few.
Atul Kochhar takes traditional fish recipes and transforms them with his own unique twist and has outdone himself in this cookbook.
Try out all the hundred exotic but simple fish recipes.
Fish and Shellfish
This cookbook has to be one of the most practical and detailed fish recipes cookbook.
It has around a hundred pages dedicated to step-by-step instructions for cooking and preparing fish, along with photos to help the reader during every stage.
Rick Stein teaches you how to kill, prepare and cook all kinds of fish.
Fish and Shellfish, Grilled and Smoked
This cookbook features 300 foolproof fish recipes that are guaranteed to leave your mouth watering.
Everything from sassy sauces to marvelous marinades, whitefish to amberjacks, good rubs to sumptuous sides is in there.
Trust me, you don’t want to miss Karen Adler and Judith M. Fertig’s fantastic cookbook.
Fish: 55 Seafood Feasts
The bold and brightly colored cookbook by Cree LeFavour is perfect for those of you who want to shake things up in the kitchen.
It contains seafood feasts that are organized by their flavor profiles; Bistro, American, East Asian, Latin, Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian.
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