Our 40 Most Foolproof Fish Recipes

Whether you’re observing Lent or like to keep plenty of omega-3s in your diet or just could use a change of pace, you’ll find what you need in this collection of fish recipes. Whether your craving is for cod or salmon or tuna, baked or fried or grilled, your solution lies here.

Baked Fish with Lemon Bread Crumbs

Quick, easy, healthful, spectacular in terms of taste, and exactly what you need these last couple of Fridays before Easter.
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Lemony Salmon Pasta

We think of this gorgeous lemon salmon pasta as the Audrey Hepburn of pasta recipes given how it graciously brings both elegance and simplicity to the party.
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Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

An impressive impromptu dinner that's done in less than 30 minutes and a cinch to clean up. You're welcome.
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Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions

5 ingredients. 15 minutes. And dinner is done.
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Grilled Fish Tacos

You've had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That's what we thought.
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Whole Roasted Branzino with Lemon and Shaved Fennel Salad

Simple works. That's the lesson behind this subtle, delicate classic encountered on menus throughout Manhattan. And so easy to make at home.
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Cod and Shrimp Stew with Quinoa

David surprises himself and all of us by trying something that's actually healthful—quinoa. His response surprised us all even more.
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Homemade Tartar Sauce

Commercial tartar sauce tends to be crammed full of sugar and corn syrup and preservatives. Not this little homemade lovely.
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New England Bouillabaisse for One

Sometimes you want a lovely little pot of seafood all to yourself. This clever take on a French classic takes no more than 30 minutes and is designed for exactly those times.
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Bayou Fried Shrimp

Say the word "bayou," and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, Cajun fried shrimp.
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Pan-Seared Fish Fillet

Healthy isn't necessarily boring or penance. This lovely (and quick!) dinner is so darn delectable, you're going to completely forget it's good for you.
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Roasted Cod With Lemon and Potatoes

"The epitome of success." "Simple yet elegant." "I definitely will be making this again and again." That's what folks are saying about this recipe. Sorta makes you forget it's healthy.
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Pan-Fried Fish with Cauliflower

Some would say paleo power. We say cauliflower power. Witness the caped carb crusader as an uber creamy mash and a raw salad.
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Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

Imagine, if you can, a technique that imbues salmon with a touch of smoke and ensures your pricey catch doesn't stick to the grate. You're welcome.
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Texas Fried Catfish

Make no mistake, there are umpteen approaches to frying catfish. None is necessarily right or wrong. But this one is superlative.
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Roasted Salmon with Dill Sauce

Stunning in its simplicity, this whole roast salmon makes for a pretty--and pretty impressive--presentation, to say nothing of its super suppleness.
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Fish in Parchment

Drama. Intrigue. Aroma. Ease. These, too, can be part of your weeknight routine with this simple, surprising tactic to cooking fish.
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Maple Glazed Salmon

Crazy weeknight dinners just got a heck of a lot less stressful thanks to this maple glazed salmon. Five ingredients. 10 minutes of effort. And dinner is done. Swear.
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Miso Cod

This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight dinner, will have you practicing your acceptance speech for the best dinner ever.
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Herb-Stuffed Baked Salmon

A stupendously simple yet superlatively stunning salmon recipe that requires no swimming upstream, we promise.
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Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce

One of our most requested recipes. Easy, elegant, and pretty much foolproof. Sorta impressive for something that you toss together in less than 15 minutes, wouldn't you agree?
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Seared Tuna with Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is not the insipid, gloppy, cloying sauce you're using to getting takeout. This is, quite simply, sweet and sour and lovely.
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Salmon Fish Fingers with Asparagus and Spring Peas

Cook couscous. Press the seasoned little roly polies onto salmon fillets. Sauté until crisp yet tender. Sizzle spring veggies in butter. Accept accolades.
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Indian-Spiced Salmon with Mango Salsa

Rubbed with spices, grilled to supple perfection, topped with a sweet and spicy mango salsa, and on the table in less than 30 minutes.
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Salmon, Fennel, and Apple Salad

We found ourselves swooning to the simpleness and suppleness of this lovely little salmon salad.
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Fancy Fish Sticks

We believe in feeding kids real foods. But when you think about it, how much more real does it get than fish and bread crumbs?
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Fancy Tuna Melt

A tuna melt is a tuna melt is a tuna melt, right? Uh, not exactly. This is a welcome departure from what we choked down as children.
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Pan Fried Fish

Pan fried fish has never been as easy or as enticing as these perfectly cooked fillets with crisp skin. Easy and on the table in minutes.
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Farfalle with Fresh Salmon

So what if salmon isn't from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is and he says to toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream. We'll happily oblige.
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Sea Bass with Soy Glaze and Cucumber Salsa

Super simple yet super stunning, this seemingly fancy-pants entree is pan-seared, soy-glazed, and accompanied by a cucumber salsa. And it's gonna rock your world.
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Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Slaw

Okay, so this fish taco isn't exaaaaaactly like what we've experienced in Baja. But it's close. Close enough. Maybe even better.
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Mahi Mahi Stewed with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

For this Sicilian dish, mahi mahi is stewed with tomatoes, onions, olives, and seasoned with briny capers. The mahi mahi becomes infused with tomato flavor.
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Salmon Burgers

Just in time for National Salmon day--if you're craving a burger (always?!) but also sorta wanting some measure of healthiness? Here's our solution. Craving satisfied. No resolutions broken.
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Salmon Banh Mi

Why make banh mi at home? Uh, why not? Besides, you'll never find this swanky salmon rendition anywhere else.
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Almond Flounder Meunière

Made with both almonds and brown butter, this little number from Dorie Greenspan is the love child of sole amandine and sole meunière.
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Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Everyone needs a homemade cocktail sauce for shrimp that's spicy with a wallop of horseradish and chili sauce. Just as God intended.
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Blackened Salmon with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Healthy never tasted so good as this pan-seared salmon with a modest blackened heat balanced by a sweetly tangy pineapple, lime, and avocado salsa.
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Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Olives

Sorta Italian, sorta Mediterranean, and completely easy and impressive. Works wonderfully on crazy weeknights as well as dinner parties.
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Cheesy Fish Crackers

No preservatives. No artificial coloring. Just real, honest-to-goodness ingredients—and maybe a little goldfish giddiness.
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Breaded Fish Fillets

Done in just 30 minutes, made with recognizable ingredients, and your kids will never know the difference. Who loves you?!
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