These fantastic seafood recipes are all good options for a delicious weeknight dinner. They're all relatively easy to make and full of flavor.
I've included some of my favorite basic fish recipes using salmon and white fish, as well as some ideas of what to do with canned tuna. I've also added several seafood pasta ideas, as well as what to do with mussels, crab, lobster tails, and scallops.
If you're looking for easy seafood recipes or something more unique and exciting - I've got options for you!
I hope you'll enjoy these healthy meal ideas and learn some new ways to cook fresh fish.
Let us know in the comments below which one of these healthy recipes you'll try!
This delicious baked sockeye salmon in foil recipe is made a simple and succulent dish. It's easy to make and you'll love the tenderness of the fish.
It's topped with garlic butter and lemons and then finished with dill. If you like easy fish recipes, you've got to try this.
This delicious drunken mussels recipe is a classic combination of fresh mussels, white wine, garlic, and butter.
They're a classic French recipe called Moules Marinières.
These delicious blackened tilapia fish tacos are an awesome weeknight meal! They're slightly spicy, bursting with flavor, and easy to make.
Serve them with a zesty slaw for fish tacos and some tortillas for a fantastic and healthy meal. One of the best tilapia recipes!
These fantastic oven-baked crab cakes are easy to pull together. They're a great appetizer or can be served as a main course.
They're Maryland-style crab cakes with only have a little filler so the flavor of the crab really shines!
This poached sea bass is going to be one of your favorite dinners! It's a fantastic and easy seafood meal and a healthy dinner.
The delicate fish, briny olives, aromatic wine, and fresh herbs all combine to make an amazing meal.
This flavorful Thai fish curry recipe is so creamy! It's made with mahi mahi but you can use any white fish you'd like.
The zesty red curry paste and creamy coconut milk combine to form a flavorful base for the fresh fish and chopped veggies.
This wonderful crispy baked haddock recipe is a tasty and easy meal that's ready in minutes!
The golden panko and parmesan crust on this fish is perfection.
These succulent garlic butter lobster tails are tender and tasty.
You'll love the buttery sauce over the well-spiced lobster. They're perfect for a special occasion or date night meal.
This sheet pan salmon with green beans and radishes and a mustard dressing is an easy weeknight meal.
Cooking the fresh salmon and veggies on a sheet pan makes for the easiest clean-up and minimal prep work.
This Mediterranean tuna salad recipe is so easy to make! You will love how flavorful and healthy it is!
It's an easy and great way to use canned salmon. It makes for a delicious lunch recipe or light dinner.
This spicy blackened tilapia recipe is ready in minutes - perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!
The tilapia fish fillets are topped with blackening seasoning (similar to cajun seasoning) and are richly flavorful.
The seasoning and sautéing of this dish combine to make a delicious, tender fish.
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.
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 great meal for those on the Mediterranean diet.
This coconut-crusted tilapia recipe is richly flavorful and wonderfully spiced. You'll love this baked fish recipe.
You can make this recipe with any white fish fillet, but we chose tilapia because it's abundant and reasonably priced!
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.
These tasty shrimp summer rolls are made with cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs.
They're so fun to make and absolutely delicious.
This delicious grilled red snapper recipe has a cajun seasoning crust that's bursting with flavor. It's a fantastic flaky white fish.
This method for cooking snapper is incredibly easy - you'll have dinner ready in just a few minutes! Grilling snapper results in a tender, moist fish that flakes apart.
You've got to try making this tuna onigiri recipe. It's the most delicious and comforting snack that can also be eaten for lunch (think of them as a rice sandwich).
Onirigi are Japanese rice balls that are often shaped as triangles but they can be pressed into other shapes as well.
Tender salmon combines with crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, and much more for a delicious Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.
You'll flake the cooked salmon so you can have some of it in every bite. Every bit of this salad is succulent and fresh!
This scallops with peas and edamame recipe is ready in about 25 minutes and tastes so fresh and delicious!
Pan-searing the scallops brings out their flavor and develops a delightful crust on them.
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!
This simple and tasty baked shrimp recipe is ready in just a few minutes!
If you are looking for an easy but succulent shrimp recipe, then look no further - you're going to love this. This will be one of your new favorite shrimp recipes!
This delicious parmesan panko crusted cod recipe is a must make! It's easy to pull together and results in the tenderest cod.
This sesame salmon recipe will be one of your new favorite healthy fish recipes! It's deliciously flavorful and made with just a few ingredients.
Using everything bagel seasoning adds a wonderful crust to the salmon. It's a fantastic simple recipe that's perfect for any night of the week.
This stuffed avocado with tuna recipe is so easy and it's a good choice for a delicious light lunch.
It's so quick to make and leaves you feeling sated and full!
This delicious grilled cod in foil is topped with a lemon butter sauce that pairs perfectly with the mild flavor of the cod.
Cod is an easy fish to like, because of its mild flavor and tender flesh.
This fantastic foil-packet lemon salmon with garlic butter is ready in about 30 minutes! It's a delicious healthy dinner perfect for busy weeknights.
- 1 ½ pounds sockeye salmon
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ lemon, thinly sliced
- optional - 1 tablespoon fresh dill for serving
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place the salmon in a large sheet of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. Pat the salmon dry with a sheet of paper towel.
- Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, parsley flakes, sea salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle this over the salmon, trying to cover all parts of the salmon equally. Place the lemon slices on top of the salmon.
- Cinch together the sides of the foil to close the salmon into the foil packet.
- Bake for 10 minutes and then open the foil packet. Broil on high for 2 to 3 minutes, making sure it doesn’t burn.
- Remove the salmon from the oven and serve immediately. Top with optional fresh dill.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g
Which one of these delicious meals will you try?
What to Serve with Seafood Dishes
Here are several ideas for what to serve alongside fish. Adding one or two side dishes will make for a delicious weeknight dinner.
- Grilled Asparagus - this easy grilled asparagus recipe is ready in minutes. It's a fabulous side dish!
- Parmesan Green Beans - these delicious parmesan green beans are topped with panko breadcrumbs and roasted to perfection.
- Roasted Red Potatoes - garlic and herb roasted red potatoes baked to golden perfection.
- The Best Green Salad Recipe - a bright green salad recipe with crumbled pecorino, rich panko, soft butter lettuce, and red spring onions.
Sauces for Seafood
Several fish and seafood dishes taste great with a dipping sauce. Try one of these!
- Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce - this easy sauce is so simple to make. You're going to love the tangy flavor!
- Remoulade for Crab Cakes - a delicious creamy sauce that's tangy and mustardy.
- Easy Cocktail Sauce - a quick and easy sauce that's great with shrimp.
- Seafood Sauce Recipe - this delicious dipping sauce is lightly spicy and so easy to make.