Fish is healthy enough – hello, omega-3 fatty acids and protein! – and it’s a wonderful food for weight loss. But you can take it a step further by making a low-carb, keto-approved fish dish that’s absolutely delicious and packed with even more benefits.
So improve your basic salmon recipe or bite into a low carb fish and chips recipe for tonight’s dinner. These might just become your new favorite weeknight staple.
Lemon and Dill Tuna Patties
Beef and turkey burgers are pretty awesome, but you shouldn’t overlook a fish patty, either. These tuna pancakes by All day long I dream of food are keto-friendly, with just 1 gram of net carbs per serving. They are also great for losing weight, as each patty contains only 215 calories. The best part? It takes 20 minutes, making it a quick weekday meal, and you can cook a few at a time to save for leftovers. Add lemon juice and dill to taste.
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms With Bacon
These mushrooms stuffed with Peace, love and low carb are super creamy and rich, but won’t get you out of ketosis. The gooey texture of the filling comes from cream cheese, cheddar, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese, making it a real treat that costs just 6 grams of net carbs. A serving of four gives you 18 grams of fat and less than 400 calories.
Fish & “Chips”
If you’re on a keto diet, you probably said goodbye to fish and chips a long time ago, but it’s time to bring back this heartwarming classic. This fish and chips recipe from Gnom Gnom is low in carbohydrates (only 1 gram) and high in good fats and proteins to keep you full. If you want jicama fries on the side, add an extra 2-4 net carbs, which is still next to nothing!
Keto Scampi Shrimp
With this recipe for langoustines with prawns from Ketogasm, you can totally indulge yourself in a bowl of pasta without worrying about the carb count. This meal costs you 5 grams of net carbs per serving, as it replaces pasta noodles with squash, and adds 15 grams of fat and 49 grams of protein. (No way you’ll be hungry after eating this!) Sprinkle some red pepper flakes for extra heat, if you like.
Salmon Keto Curry Pan
There’s nothing wrong with a piece of salmon simply grilled with lemon juice and oil, but why settle for basic when you can top it up with a savory curry sauce? This dish of Keto cast iron takes 20 minutes total and you can add cauliflower rice (totally okay for keto) for an easy side. There are only 9 net carbs per serving and 25 grams of fat, thanks to the coconut milk and, of course, the fish.
5 Minute Low Carb Spicy Tuna Rolls
I bet you’re missing out on a Spicy Tuna Roll when you’re on a keto diet (sorry, rice), but don’t worry, you can still enjoy a sushi night with these Spicy Cucumber Tuna Rolls from Hey Keto Mom which are rich in flavor and completely grain free. For the sauce, mix the sriracha and mayonnaise, baste the rolls and dig.
Blackened Tilapia Fish Tacos
Make these tilapia fish tacos from Rule.me for Taco Tuesday this week. Each taco has the creaminess and spice of guacamole and a blend of seasonings, like paprika, pepper, and chili powder, so it will satisfy your taste buds without sidetracking you. Each taco has 3.5 grams of net carbs and almost 19 grams of fat.
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