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21 Delicious Pescetarian Recipes

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If you're looking for pescetarian recipes and pescetarian meals, we have some awesome recipes for you! These delicious fish and seafood recipes are great for healthy, easy dinners.

If you're nervous about cooking fish, then you'll appreciate how easy and approachable these recipes are.

And, if you're looking for a few new fish or seafood recipes, then this list of recipes is perfect for you! There are, of course, a bunch of salmon recipes, but I'm also featuring tuna, shrimp, sea bass, tilapia, and halibut recipes. 

I hope you enjoy these healthy pescetarian recipes. If you have any favorite pescitarian meals, please share them in the comments below! 

If you need even more pescetarian meal ideas, follow my Fish & Seafood board on Pinterest!


Crispy Baked Haddock

This delicious crispy baked haddock recipe is a tasty meal that's ready in minutes! The panko and parmesan crust on this fish is perfection.

A baked haddock fillet next to zucchini on a white plate.

Sesame Salmon with Everything Bagel Seasoning

This sesame salmon recipe is deliciously flavorful and made with just a few ingredients. Using everything bagel seasoning adds a wonderful crust to the salmon.


Blackened Tilapia

This spicy blackened tilapia recipe is ready in minutes! The seasoning and sautéing of this dish combine to make a delicious, tender fish.

An overhead shot of a plate with tilapia, rice, limes, and a fork.

Furikake Salmon

This furikake salmon recipe is so easy to make and has a lovely earthy, briny topping.

Furikake is a Japanese rice seasoning that usually has some blend of bonito flakes, nori, black and white sesame seeds, and salt.

Four cooked salmon fillets topped with furikake seasoning on a white plate.

Shrimp Summer Rolls

These tasty shrimp summer rolls are made with crunchy cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs. They're fun to make and absolutely delicious.

Four shrimp summer rolls on a white plate next to a bowl of soy peanut dipping sauce.

Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe

This sheet pan salmon with haricots verts and radishes and a mustardy dressing is an easy weeknight meal.

Cooking everything on a sheet pan makes for easy clean up and minimal prep work. While it takes some time to roast, this recipe calls for less than 10 minutes of hands-on time!

Salmon, green beans, and radishes on a sheet pan.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Edamame & Peas

This scallops with peas and edamame recipe is ready in about 25 minutes and tastes so fresh and delicious! Scallops have a reputation for being tricky to cook, but I'll show you how to easily cook them.

A bowl of edamame and pea sauce with three scallops on top and a wedge of lime.

Barramundi with Mango Slaw

This barramundi recipe with mango slaw is a wonderfully flavorful pescetarian meal. Barramundi is a sustainable, Asian sea bass that has a mild, buttery flavor that pairs extremely well with a crunchy, juicy slaw.


Roasted Eggplant and Shrimp with Harissa

This roasted eggplant and shrimp with harissa traybake recipe is flavorful and ready in only 40 minutes (much of which is hands-off time).

The eggplant becomes so soft and succulent - it almost melts in your mouth. 

eggplant and shrimp on a sheet pan

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Tender salmon combines with crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, and much more for a delicious Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.

A large platter of salmon salad.

Coconut Crusted Tilapia

This coconut crusted tilapia recipe is richly flavorful and wonderfully spiced. You can make this recipe with any white fish fillet, but we chose tilapia because it's abundant and reasonably priced!


Pan Fried Sea Bass with Lemon Garlic Herb Sauce

This Pan Fried Sea Bass with Lemon Garlic Herb Sauce is a 20 minute, one-pan, budget-friendly Mediterranean recipe that’s perfect on busy weeknights.


Juniper Berries Salmon

This juniper berries salmon recipe is a delicious, healthy meal. It's ready in less than 25 minutes. This is an easy recipe to throw together, but it’s full of flavor!

salmon with juniper berries and lime on a large serving plate

Spinach Feta Stuffed Salmon

This spinach stuffed salmon with feta recipe is a delicious, healthy meal for four - ready in less than 20 minutes. This is an easy recipe to throw together, but it’s full of flavor!

spinach stuffed salmon on a plate

The BEST Shrimp Tacos Recipe

This easy shrimp tacos recipe is made with zesty shrimp, cilantro lime coleslaw, sliced avocado and a spicy chipotle crema.


Stuffed Avocado with Tuna

This stuffed avocado with tuna recipe is a delicious light lunch. It's so quick to make and leaves you feeling sated and full!


Baked Salmon with Lemon

This easy baked lemon salmon with garlic butter is full of flavor. It's a healthy pescatarian recipe that's easy to make on a weeknight. It's ready in less than 30 minutes.


Easy Homemade Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

Make your own delicious ahi tuna poke bowl at home. This recipe is loaded with healthy brown rice, salad, vegetables and topped with marinated tuna poke.


Poached Sea Bass Recipe

This poached sea bass recipe will be one of your favorite seafood meals!

It's full of flavor - the delicate fish, the briny olives, the aromatic wine, and the fresh herbs all combine to make this an amazing meal. Sometimes I serve it over rice, but I like it on its own as well. 

poached sea bass in a pan

Salmon with Blueberries

This salmon with blueberries recipe is a show-stopper! Everyone loves this unusual and delicious recipe - the rich blueberry sauce pairs beautifully with the moist salmon.

It’s a delightful and unexpected combination.

salmon with blueberries on a plate with greens

Garlic Butter Baked Cod

The mild, slightly rich flavor of a cod filet is the perfect base for the zesty fresh garlic and sweet, creamy butter. 


The Benefits of a Pescetarian Diet

A pescetarian diet is essentially a vegetarian diet with the addition of fish. A healthy pescetarian diet includes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and fish (freshwater and saltwater fish and shellfish).

It’s very similar to the Mediterranean Diet - which has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.

The Mayo Clinic recommends eating one to two servings of fish a week - the omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body, contribute to heart health, and may lower cholesterol (source).

Yield: 2 to 3 servings

The Best Pescatarian Recipes - Crispy Baked Haddock

A baked haddock fillet next to zucchini on a white plate.

This delicious crispy baked haddock recipe is a tasty meal that's ready in minutes! The panko and parmesan crust on this fish is perfection.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound haddock fillets
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Lay the haddock on a cutting board or clean surface and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the panko, parmesan, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl.
  4. Brush the melted butter on both sides of the fish. Brush the remaining butter in a baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle both sides of the fillets with the panko mixture.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes. Then turn the oven on to broil and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until the panko is golden brown and the fish is flaky.
  7. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 1219mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 36g

I hope you've enjoyed these pescatarian recipes!


Pescetarian Diet Food List

When considering what fish to buy on a pescetarian diet, there are a few factors to keep in mind.

Fatty fish like salmon, lake trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, and tuna contain the most omega-3 fatty acids - although most seafood contains some omega-3s (source).

If you are concerned about mercury levels in fish, consult this Harvard Medical School article on which fish might have more mercury and if you should consider cutting back on certain types of fish.

Finally, some seafood is endangered or overfished. In order to make sure you are eating fish sustainably, download the excellent Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch App and consult it before you grocery shop.


Pescetarian Cookbooks

If you like these healthy pescatarian recipes, I think you’ll like these cookbooks:

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