23 Delicious Fish Recipes For Busy Weeknights

1. Toasted Coconut Tilapia with Pomegranate Salsa

Recipe here.

2. Roasted Pacific Cod with Olives and Lemon

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Partially submerge a cod filet in wine, add lemon zest and olives, then throw the whole thing in the oven for 20 minutes. Proof that cooking fish at home does not have to be intimidating. Recipe here.

3. Herb-Roasted Salmon with Fingerling Potatoes

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Meat and potatoes, reinvented. Recipe here.

4. Tilapia and Quinoa with Feta and Cucumber

The fish/cheese combination can be tricky. Here, the feta adds tang to the cucumber quinoa, which compliments the tilapia perfectly. Recipe here.

5. Quick Fish Stew with Tomatoes, Ginger, and Potatoes

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Stewing fish is nothing like stewing tough cuts of meat. Here, flaky white fish is simmered quickly in super flavorful liquid, then served with boiled potatoes. Recipe here.

6. Parchment Poached Salmon with Thyme and Oranges

Wrapping filets in parchment paper with a little bit of liquid and some quick cooking vegetables is a great way to cook fish if you hate cooking. Recipe here.

7. Pan-Fried Cod with Mustard Caper Sauce

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Recipe here.

8. Quick Fish Filets in Tomato Sauce

Todd Coleman / saveur.com

Recipe here.

9. Shallot-and-Lime-Marinated Fish Tacos with Cabbage

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Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to eat soup all the time. Recipe here.

10. Honey-Mustard-Glazed Salmon Steaks

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In the summer, cook this sweet, tangy salmon dish on the grill. In colder months, just use a grill pan on the stove top. Recipe here.

11. Cornmeal Crusted Fish Sticks

If you have kids, I admit that pan-seared bass might be a hard sell. These fish sticks, though? Totally kid-approved. Recipe here.

12. Swordfish Puttanesca

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If you chop your garlic, olives, and sardines while the fish is cooking, you could actually have this on the table in 15 minutes. Recipe here.

13. Farfalle Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Is it cheating to use smoked salmon? I don’t know, but after you taste this brunch-inspired pasta dish, you won’t care. Recipe here.

14. Thai Fish Fillets Steamed in a Bag

Recipe here.

15. Pesto Halibut Kebabs

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Recipe here.

16. Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions

Recipe here.

17. Caramelized Salmon

Recipe here.

18. Pistachio-Crusted Cod

Recipe here.

19. Chilean Sea Bass with Peanuts and Herbs

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Starting your fish in a pan on the stovetop and finishing it in the oven ensures even cooking and super crispy, delicious skin. Recipe here.

20. Catfish Sandwiches with Creole Mayonnaise

Beau Gustafson / myrecipes.com

Recipe here.

21. Butter-Basted Halibut Steaks with Capers

Ditte Isager / bonappetit.com

10-minute fish, 2-minute sauce. Recipe here.

22. Coriander-Crusted Tuna with Black Bean Salsa

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Mix your salad before you start cooking the tuna. Because, once that fish hits the pan, it’ll be done in just four minutes. Recipe here.

23. Swordfish with Smoked Paprika and Pine Nuts

Recipe here.

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