5 Favorite Fish Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Fish)

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My mother ate a Filet O’ Fish sandwich every week during her pregnancy with me. I blame her for my indifference toward fish. It’s not that I dislike it. I just don’t looooooooove it.

But, I married a man for whom a good fish supper is his dream dinner. So, I’m giving it a go — and finding that I really like the new preparations that I’m creating.

Here are 5 Favorite Fish Recipes at our house:

Soy Grilled Fish, Salad, and Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Pan Bagnat

Shrimp Tacos

Tuna Salad with Celery Seed and Dill Weed

Fish Taco Salad

Got a favorite fish recipe? Share it with us in the comments or in the linky below. Be sure to link back here from your post in order to share the love.

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  1. I’d love to try the shrimp tacos! The fish taco recipe is really good too! You’ll have to let me know if you like it! Kim

  2. centsability says

    A favorite and SUPER easy fish recipe:
    (I don’t use amounts below because it’s easy to adjust to what you need. Buy 3-4 ounces per person of fish unless you have big fish eaters — I don’t).

    Use a firm white fish such a tilapia or halibut.
    Arrange each piece of fish atop a piece of foil (you will fold it over to make a pouch, so make sure there’s enough foil)
    Add veggies of your choosing (we use asparagus, peppers, corn, zucchini and other squash in different combos, or whatever is on hand; you could use carrots cut into matchsticks or snap peas…whatever your family likes)
    Season with fresh or dried herbs, salt and pepper (thyme is great with fish, or you could keep it simple and use Italian seasoning; sometimes I use lemon pepper and sea salt)
    Add two or three thin rounds of fresh lemon to the top.
    Close the foil pouches and steam in a pasta cooker or use a veggie steamer, 15-20 minutes. (Can also be baked.) It’s done when the fish flakes easily with a fork.
    Serve with brown rice and voila!

  3. Here are my go-to fish recipes that are a big hit with my kids:

    Grilled Halibut with Mango Salsa

    SERVES 4


    * 2 cups plum tomatoes – seeded and diced
    * 1 ½ cups mangos – peeled and diced
    * ½ cups red onion – diced
    * ½ cups cilantro – chopped
    * 2 tblsp lime juice
    * 1 tblsp cider vinegar
    * 1 tsp sugar
    * 1 tsp kosher salt – divided
    * 1 tsp black pepper – divided
    * 2 cloves garlic – minced
    * 4 – 6 oz. Halibut filets
    * 1 tblsp olive oil


    Heat grill to medium-high. Combine first 7 ingredients. Stir in 12 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper and the garlic. Set aside. Rub halibut with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.

    Place fish on the grill and grill for about 3 minutes per side – or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Time will vary depending on the thickness of the fish.
    Serve the fish with the mango salsa pile on top.

    Note: Put canned low sodium black beans spiced with a little cumin on a plate as a “bed” and place the halibut on top of that with the mango salsa on the fish. Also really good with wild rice!

    Salmon Burgers

    SERVES 8


    * 1.5 pounds of Salmon (makes about 8 large patties)

    Salmon bought at the seafood counter is the best (fresh fish really makes a difference). Ask for the salmon without the bones, tail pieces usually. Also, ask that the skin be taken off of the salmon and have it cut into 1 to 2 inch wide fillets. If you buy the salmon in a pack, make sure you buy the tail pieces.

    * 2 tblsp chopped cilantro
    * 1 ½ cups of Panko bread crumbs
    * ½ tsp salt
    *½ tsp fresh ground pepper
    * 2 tblsp Hoisin sauce (in the Asian food section of the store)
    * 1 tblsp garlic paste
    * 1 tblsp ginger paste (found in the Asian section of the store)
    * 1 pack of whole grain burger buns


    * 1/2 cup mayo
    * 1 tblsp lemon juice
    * 1 tblsp ginger paste
    * 1 tblsp Hoisin sauce


    In a food processor, combine the salmon, cilantro, Panko, salt, pepper, Hoisin, garlic paste and ginger paste. Chop until the mix can form a patty. Add a little more Panko if it’s not forming a patty with some ease. Once processed, make the patties and either put them on the grill for about 5-8 minutes or in the oven at broiler temperature for 5 minutes. For the sauce, just mix all of the ingredients together well in a small bowl/container.

    Serve with coleslaw and add large lettuce spears and tomatoes to the burgers with the sauce.

    Hope you enjoy!

  4. I so WISH I loved fish but I don’t. At all. Great recipes though! Thanks!

  5. Well, I just shared a time saving tip and realized it should have been a recipe. So I will go on back and share a recipe too! Oops :).

  6. We love fish at our house and I could use some new recipes.

    Thanks for the link-up.

  7. Ooh, we definitely need to eat more fish! Thanks for a great link up.

  8. I love fish, and I love that you are having a linky with fish. Yum!

  9. I love the 5 recipes and the presentation.
    This week I shared a no cook recipe for mini stuffed pepper appetiser

  10. We love seafood! I am really going to enjoy exploring all these recipes!

  11. Cindy says

    I just start with brown rice flour and then mix in salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dill to taste. After coating the fish (tilapia), I drizzle in olive oil and bake (400 degrees) until crispy-ish. The kids and my husband gobble it up.

  12. We all love seafood in our house! I am sharing a recipe that has red snapper with a fresh peach salsa.
    Thanks for hosting!

  13. I have a goodie for a wonderful “Crispie Fish” my oldest daughter cooked up for us, it was delicious! I’ll be linking to your site as well.

    Thanks for the ideas, I’m a waterfront girl and grew up in a seafood restaurant. : )


  14. Hattie says

    My husband and I are the reverse of you and your husband: when we married, I was the fish fan. If we’re eating at a nice restaurant, I always scan the menu for a tuna or salmon steak. However, I did find one recipe that is a huge hit with my non-fish-eating husband (and now, also our 3 year old son, who will down an entire fillet cooked with this recipe in no time flat). My husand has even said that he would eat this every day, if I made it. And it’s a huge plus that it’s so simple to make. Here it is:

    Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

    ½ C Parmesan cheese
    ¼ C butter, softened
    3 T mayonnaise
    2 T fresh lemon juice
    1/4 t dried basil
    1/4 t ground black pepper
    1/8 t onion powder
    1/8 t celery salt
    1 lb tilapia fillets
    ½ C bread crumbs
    Old Bay seasoning to taste

    Preheat your oven’s broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with
    aluminum foil.

    In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise
    and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and
    celery salt. Mix well and set aside.

    Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Sprinkle both sides of fillets with Old Bay seasoning to taste. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them
    with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more
    minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Be careful not to over cook the fish.

    We like to eat this with either cheesy scalloped potatoes or rice pilaf, and steamed broccoli.

  15. I have been wanting to add more fish recipes to our collection, as well … and just linked up one that we have tried recently, Seasoned Tilapia Fillets.

  16. I’m new to the linky party this week 🙂

    And very excited to participate!!

  17. Oh goodness! I was so excited that I had a blonde moment – I definitely linked a “dessert” to the fish recipe. Whoopsies!

  18. Thanks for a great roundup. I linked up a favorite salmon recipe. Since it’s sweet (and sour) and has lots of plump raisins, my kids love it!

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