When you think of a fast, easy meal, fish doesn’t often come to mind. There can be an intimidating aura around making a serious “fish dinner.”
The truth is, cooking fish is often just as simple as throwing a chicken breast or a burger in a pan.
Why make a point to cook up some fish for the family on a regular basis? Fish is filled with protein, healthy fats, and important minerals and is linked to benefits like lower risk of heart disease.
Ready to get cooking? Bookmark these easy fish recipes for fast, delicious dinners everyone will be excited to find on their plates.
10 Easy Fish Recipes for Dinner
Parchment Baked Salmon
This quick approach to cooking salmon makes kitchen clean up easier, too. Serve it with a simple salad, and dinner is totally done.
Parmesan-Coated Halibut With Spicy Sprouts
The delicious parmesan-oregano coating on the halibut beats breading (in taste and nutrition) any day. And tossing the Brussels with chili flakes and lemon adds spice and zest.
Alaska Sablefish Salad Over Greens
Two approaches: Make this for a light, fresh, delish dinner. Or, pan sear a piece of sablefish for dinner and then use the leftovers to make this salad for lunch the next day.
Grilled Cod Over Lentil Salad
Green tea with your fish? We use it in a marinade with ginger, honey, and fig vinegar, and the resulting fish is bursting with flavor, served with a spinach-lentil salad.
Zucchini Noodles With Roasted Halibut
If you’re constantly topping zucchini noodles with basic marinara, it’s time to get creative. This recipe adds a piece of fish and Thai flavors to zoodles.
Sesame Tuna With Jicama-Cabbage Slaw
All you’ve got to do is chop some veggies and grill the tuna for a couple of minutes, and you’ve got the kind of meal that looks incredibly impressive when plated.
Baked Mediterranean Cod
When zucchini and tomatoes are fresh at the farmers’ market, you’ll want to buy them up in bushels. That means you’ll have plenty to layer on top of your fresh fish and potatoes. Then, it’ll all be steeped in Mediterranean flavors like garlic, olive oil, and thyme.
This one requires just four ingredients and 20 minutes, almost all of which you can be multi-tasking, since the fish will just be sitting in a marinade and then in the oven.
Pistachio-Crusted Alaska Cod
This simple fish-and-veggies sheet pan meal with broccolini and garlic checks all the boxes for an easy weeknight dinner. It’s a delicious crowd-pleaser that even Paleo or Keto dieters and gluten-free eaters can dig into.
Baked Chili-Lime Mahi Mahi
The fish is easily baked and then topped with yummy salsa, with the sweetness of mango, healthy fats from avocado, and a nutritious jalapeno kick.