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35 Tasty & Easy Fish Recipes To Make for Dinner

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You are going to love these delicious and easy fish recipes! These are some of my favorite fish recipes, and they're all simple to make.

Fish is especially great for weeknight meals because it cooks so much faster than meat, but the best part is the wonderful flavor. 

Most of these are quick fish recipes that are delicious meals perfect for busy weeknights. 

Check out the list of the best fish recipes below! 

Crispy Salmon Bowls Recipe

You'll love the flavor in these crispy salmon bowls with rice. They have the perfect balance of lightly crispy but still tender salmon bites paired with fresh veggies, sushi rice, a little bit of nori, and spicy mayo. This is a meal the whole family will love! 

Chopsticks in a crispy salmon bowl.

Baked Mahi Mahi Recipe

If you love the mild taste of white fish, you'll love this easy, baked mahi mahi recipe. You'll get a delicious fish that comes together in about 20 minutes. This Mahi Mahi is baked on top of lemon slices to give it plenty of lemon juice flavor. It's rich with butter and just the right seasonings for an easy fish recipe your whole family will love.

Three pieces of baked mahi mahi on a white oval plate next to a silver fork and a striped towel.

Baked King Salmon Recipe

This healthy fish recipe involves brushing a buttery seasoned sauce onto the fresh salmon and baking it to perfection. It's an easy, flavorful recipe that is sure to be a hit, and it's ready in less than 30 minutes! You'll start by making a quick sauce of butter, honey, Dijon mustard, and seasonings.

Baked king salmon on a white platter with herbs and lemon slices.

Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

This delicious teriyaki salmon bowl is an awesome dinner recipe. It has a wonderful balance of flavors and is bursting with fresh ingredients. You'll love the tangy and slightly sweet teriyaki sauce paired with the rich, buttery salmon. It's a fantastic recipe and an easy way to enjoy salmon. 

Teriyaki salmon fillet in a bowl with rice, avocado, cucumbers, edamame, radishes, and spicy mayo.

Grilled Halibut Recipe

If you love white fish recipes, you'll love this grilled halibut. And in the summer, it's a great way to use your outdoor grill instead of heating your house with an oven.  This halibut is perfectly grilled with a lovely citrus butter flavor that's hard to resist. It's only seasoned with salt, black pepper, honey, garlic and lemon, but it's perfection. 

Grilled halibut topped with microgreens and dill on a white plate.

One Pot Creamy Skillet Salmon

This one-pot creamy skillet salmon recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Cleanup is easy; the whole dish comes together in about 35 minutes. This one-pot dinner is packed with vegetables, a creamy sauce, tender sauteed salmon, and fresh herbs—it's the absolute best! 

A creamy sauce with salmon and vegetables in a teal skillet.

Thai Fish Curry Recipe

This flavorful Thai fish curry recipe is the best! The zesty red curry paste and creamy coconut milk combine to form a delicious base for the fresh fish and chopped veggies. If you like Thai food and a little bit of heat, you're going to love this veggie-heavy recipe. 

Fish curry with coconut milk served with rice and limes.

Easy Pan Fried Cod Recipe

This pan-fried cod makes a delicious and easy weeknight dinner. If you're looking for a healthy dinner that comes together with a few simple steps, you'll love this easy recipe for cod. Cod is a mild white fish that's not fishy tasting, making it a great choice for those who don't like fish. 

A gold fork taking a bit of pan fried cod out of a fillet.

Pan Seared Swordfish Steak

This flavorful pan seared swordfish steak is so simple to make and tastes wonderful. The tangy capers pair so well with the herbs and butter, creating a rich sauce for the swordfish. Swordfish is a fantastic, substantial fish that tastes closer to steak than regular fish fillets.

A fork cutting off a piece of pan seared swordfish.

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe

Delicious teriyaki glazed salmon makes the top of the list for easy salmon recipes. You'll love the flavor and how quickly this great recipe comes together - it's ready in less than 30 minutes. Teriyaki is a wonderful, tangy sauce with complex flavors that combine sweet, savory, and salty. 

Four teriyaki glazed salmon fillets in a large frying pan.

Maple Glazed Salmon

You'll love how easy it is to make this maple glazed salmon recipe! It produces the most delicious and tender salmon with a rich, sweet flavor. This will be one of your new favorite ways to prepare salmon. It will be a hit with the whole family!

A maple glazed salmon fillet on a white plate with a gold fork next to steamed broccoli and white rice.

Baked Ocean Perch Recipe

This delicious baked perch recipe has the best mustard spice blend topping. You'll bake this fish till tender and juicy. Ocean perch has a lovely, mild flavor and firm flesh. It's high in protein and low in fat. It tastes similar to cod and tilapia but has a slightly sweeter flavor and is moister.

Two pieces of baked perch with lemon slices on a white plate.

Easy Broiled Salmon

This tender and succulent broiled salmon recipe comes together with little effort in about 10 minutes of broiling time! It's one of the easiest fish recipes. I'll show you how to make a simple but flavorful rub for the salmon and how to broil it to achieve perfectly tender, moist salmon.

Broiled salmon on parchment next to sliced lemons and parsley.

Salmon Patties

You're going to love these delicious and tender salmon patties - they're easy to make and a fantastic, filling lunch or dinner. You'll make these salmon cakes with a mixture of canned salmon, panko breadcrumbs, and a richly flavorful blend of aromatics. These make great salmon burgers as well!

Salmon patties topped with dill sauce on a white plate with slices of lemon.

Baked Whitefish

This tender baked whitefish recipe is so easy to make! It's a great healthy weeknight meal, and it's ready in 30 minutes. Tender white fish is easy for even the most reluctant fish eater to enjoy - it tastes less fishy than other fish and will be your new favorite way to bake fish.

Two baked whitefish fillets topped with lemon slices and dill.

Salmon Steaks

In this simple recipe, the salmon cooks in a large skillet with the perfect mix of seasoning and finished with a lush herb butter. They have a wonderful flavor and are so tender. I'll show you the best way to cook salmon steaks to lock in moisture and build flavor.

Lemon herb butter salmon steaks in a cast iron pan.

Lemon Garlic Sole Recipe

This delicious, healthy baked sole recipe with lemon and garlic is ready in just a few minutes! Sole is a delicious, delicate fish that's easy to cook. This recipe is very similar to Sole Meunière but with olive oil instead of butter. This baked white fish recipe couldn't be simpler, but it's flavorful and healthy.

Baked sole fillets on a white plate with lemon slices.

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

These tasty tuna salad lettuce wraps are a super simple no-cooking meal that can be pulled together. They're tasty, healthy, ready in minutes, and perfect for lunch or a light dinner. The creamy tuna salad and the crispy lettuce are a perfect combination.

Tuna salad lettuce wraps on a plate.

Lemon Baked Swordfish

You'll love this baked swordfish with lemon and shallots - it's a delicious recipe that only requires about ten minutes of hands-on time! Swordfish is a fantastic steak-like fish that has a subtle, buttery flavor that pairs perfectly with bright citrus. This recipe is incredibly simple but it's date night meal worthy. 

Lemon baked swordfish on a white plate.

Baked Pollock Recipe

You'll love this baked pollock with a crispy topping - it's a delicious recipe that only requires a few minutes of hands-on time. It's one of the best pollock recipes because it allows the natural flavors of the fish to shine while adding a little flavor and crunch!

Baked pollock topped with parsley and served on a white platter with lemon slices.

Baked Lemon Salmon Recipe

This delicious foil-baked lemon salmon recipe with garlic butter is full of flavor. It's a healthy pescatarian recipe and easy to make on a weeknight. It's ready in about 30 minutes but only requires about 10 minutes of hands-on prep time. You'll be thrilled with the flavor and tenderness of this dish.

Baked lemon salmon in foil.

Grilled Tilapia on the Stove

You're going to love this easy recipe that shows you how to grill tilapia on the stove! It's perfect for busy weeknights when you want a quick, healthy dinner. If you don't have a grill or would prefer to cook indoors, you can still get the signature grill lines and light char while cooking fish.

A fork breaking off a piece of grilled tilapia.

Pan-Seared Halibut with Capers and Dill

This delicious pan-seared halibut is topped with a lemon butter sauce, dill, and capers. The briny, bold flavors pair incredibly well with the fish. This flavorful recipe is an easy method for cooking a succulent halibut fillet. Halibut is a popular fish because it's a bit thicker and firmer than other fillets.

An easy pan seared halibut fillet on a white plate.

Baked Parmesan Panko Cod Recipe

This delicious panko and parmesan-crusted fish recipe is the best way to make cod! It's easy to pull together and results in the tenderest, most flavorful baked cod. The mixture of the mellow parmesan and crunchy panko will crisp up to golden brown perfection.

Parmesan panko breaded cod on a serving platter with lemon and parsley.

Grilled Cod in Foil

This delicious grilled cod in foil is topped with a lemon butter sauce that pairs perfectly with the mild flavor of the cod. This great recipe is an easy method for cooking the perfect cod. Cod is a type of fish that even people who are nervous about fish will like.

Grilled cod in foil on a marble backdrop.

Grilled Red Snapper

This delicious grilled red snapper recipe has a cajun seasoning crust that's bursting with flavor. Grilling snapper results in a tender, moist flaky fish that is the best way to cook it. It's incredibly easy - you'll have dinner ready in just a few minutes! 

Grilled red snapper with asparagus.

Spicy Tuna Onigiri

You've got to try this spicy tuna onigiri recipe! It's the most delicious and comforting snack that can be eaten for lunch (think of them as a rice sandwich). You can use a can of tuna or fresh ahi tuna to make this recipe. 

Four spicy tuna onigiri sitting on a green plate.

Coconut Crusted Tilapia

This baked tilapia recipe couldn't be easier. It's coconut-crusted, 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!

Coconut crusted tilapia next to broccolini on a white plate.

Crispy Baked Haddock

This delicious crispy baked haddock recipe is a tasty meal that's ready in minutes! The panko and parmesan cheese crust on this fish is perfection. Haddock is a tender, mild white fish that's popular for its versatility. If you like fried haddock or fish and chips, you'll enjoy this healthier take.

A closeup shot of crispy haddock fillets next to grilled zucchini.

Blackened Tilapia Tacos

This easy fish tacos recipe are awesome for weeknight dinners. They're so full of flavor with a very mild fish taste. Serve them with a zesty slaw made with a mixture of lime juice, mayo, veggies and seasonings for an exciting and healthy meal. Fish tacos are always a family favorite and these ones have a little bit of heat.

Four tilapia tacos sitting on a marble background.

Mediterranean Salmon Recipe

You are going to love this delicious Mediterranean salmon recipe. The tender salmon pairs wonderfully with the roasted vegetables, crumbly feta, and soft herbs. This salmon is made on a sheet pan so the clean-up is easy and it's all made in one dish!

A closeup shot of four salmon fillets with roasted vegetables.

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. Any white fish will work for this recipe - it's incredibly easy to make and has loads of flavor.

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

Baked Sockeye Salmon in Foil

This delicious baked sockeye salmon recipe is made in foil and is a simple and succulent dish. It's a delicious meal that's easy to make, and you'll love the flavor! This is the best sockeye salmon recipe because it locks in the flavor and moisture in a way that sautéeing or grilling can't.

Baked sockeye salmon in foil on a baking sheet.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

This delicious Mediterranean tuna salad recipe is easy to make! You will love how flavorful and fresh it is. It's easy to pull this salad together using canned tuna. It makes for a delicious lunch recipe or light dinner. This healthy salad is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.

A Mediterranean tuna salad in a large white serving bowl.

Barramundi with Mango Slaw

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

Closeup shot of a barramundi fillet next to mango slaw on a black plate with a fork.

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.

Poached sea bass with vegetables and rice in a bowl.

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And if you love seafood, including shellfish, check out this list of delicious seafood recipes. If you need some side dish inspiration, check out these 30 sides for seafood.