Best Fish Recipes – How To Cook Fish For Dinner


Looking to change up your weeknight dinners? We’re ALL about chicken (seriously, we love it grilled, baked, fried…it’s really “what’s for dinner” most nights), but when you want to make shake things up, turn to the other lean protein: fish! Fish goes with tons of flavors and cuisines, is easy enough for a weeknight but fancy enough for dinner parties, and is packed with plenty of healthy nutrients (like vitamin D and omega-3s). And did we mention that most of these recipes are ready in less than 45 minutes? Whether you’re a pro at cooking fish or you’re new to cooking and need a few tips and tricks, we’ve got a recipe for you. Check out our best fish recipes for ideas – you just might find a new dinnertime favourite.

When you think of a friendly fish for a weeknight dinner, we bet you picture salmon. It’s readily available, easy to cook, and goes with a ton of recipes (pasta, anyone?). We’ve included some of our best recipes, like our Tuscan Butter Salmon, Blackened Salmon Tacos, and Citrus Jalapeño Salmon, but also check out our Best Salmon Recipes and Grilled Salmon Recipes. Another popular option is cod, probably second only to salmon in availability, but first in versatility. Try it in our Miso Butter Cod, Nashville Hot Fish and Chips, and Soba Cod and Mushroom Soup to see what we mean.

Since salmon is sort of the flagship fish, we’re happy to highlight some fish you may be less familiar with, like flounder, red snapper, or mahi mahi. They’re just as easy to cook as salmon or cod, but can add more flavor and intrigue to your plate. If you’re new to cooking with fish, we’ve got a few more basic recipes, like our Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia, Baked Chilean Sea Bass, and Baked Catfish to get you started. If you’re looking for something a little more creative, try our Grilled Tuna Steak with Green Onion Sauce, our Arctic Char with Pistachio Gremolata, or our Striped Bass with Herb and Olive Salsa. Take inspiration from these recipes, then branch out by adding your own favorite sauces and condiments to the fish you love. Believe us, you can’t go wrong.

Want more seafood inspiration? Check out our favorite weekday seafood dinners and our best grilled seafood recipes.

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