Fish holds a special place in our hearts for its rich protein and nutrient content — and endless culinary possibilities. And with so many types of it available, fish is incredibly versatile and takes to all kinds of different preparation methods.

Cooking fish at home can be a little intimidating for some folks, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With a bit of guidance and a few easy cooking tips, our carefully curated collection of the best fish recipes will conquer any nagging fears. So, let go of any apprehensions and get ready to dive into the world of fish — an ingredient that’s healthy, easy to master, and sure to make your taste buds sing at every meal.

Orange sablefish recipe on a plate.

GiGi’s Orange Sablefish

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What’s the twist on this play on classic orange chicken? No chicken is involved!

Instead, sablefish, also known as black cod, takes center stage with its smooth and buttery consistency that melts in your mouth. This distinctive dish, enhanced with freshly squeezed orange juice, tamari sauce, and a lightly crisped flour-based batter, reaches new levels of deliciousness. And making it takes less time than ordering and waiting for a container of orange chicken to be delivered. At least with this version, you have the advantage of knowing exactly what goes into it.

Fish recipes with a plate of ahi tuna steak slices.

Classic Ahi Tuna Steaks

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For millennia, food lovers have cherished the gourmet taste of tuna and its ease of preparation. It’s also a nutritional superstar that’s low in fat, high in protein, and boasts a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. But one of the best things about tuna is its extreme simplicity and ease of preparation: Cooking time can literally be as little as two minutes. And that’s not per side, that’s in total!

Ahi tuna steaks, in particular, stand out for their meaty texture and surprisingly mild flavor. So, branch out from tuna fish sandwiches (delicious as they may be) — with wild yellowfin (ahi) tuna steaks, you can effortlessly feast on these restaurant favorites at home!

Close up of fried cod loin with vegetable roast potatoes and cherries.

Cod with Cherry Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

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Ideal for everyday cooks, this quick and easy Alaskan cod recipe celebrates summer with ingredients like cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s perfect for a warm summer evening or to bring a taste of summer to the winter months. Enjoy the outstanding combination of flavors in this refreshing meal. If you’re looking for a side dish, we recommend quinoa-roasted sweet potato salad.

Chilean sea bass fish recipe.

Chilean Sea Bass Arroser

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Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has the perfect recipe for an easy-breezy date night: Chilean Sea Bass with Mint, Caper, and Olive Relish. With minimal preparation, this dish bursts with the flavors of fresh herbs, zingy citrus, and earthy olives. The secret lies in infusing butter with rosemary and thyme and gently basting the fish as it cooks. (This method also prevents your house from smelling of fish.)

Pair this luxurious fish with a simple vegetable side or steamed red bliss potatoes, and remember a glass of chilled chardonnay, or another wine of your choice, to complete the experience. Show someone you care with this healthful dish — cooking with love is always a win!

Fish recipe with a grilled tostada on a plate.

Grilled Fish Tostadas

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Experience the euphoric crunch of these grilled fish tostadas made with your favorite flaky white fish and topped with tangy slaw and vibrant fruit salsa. Each bite is a delight! With a non-alcoholic pineapple margarita in hand, revel in the fresh flavors of this fun and satisfying meal.

Fish recipes with a piece of white fish wrapped in parchment paper.

Baked Fish in Parchment Paper

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This fun and reliable cooking method, known as “fish in paper” or poisson en papillote in French, suits any firm, flaky fish, but particularly wild salmon and Alaskan cod. Create individual parchment packets, bundling the olive oil-rubbed fillet with your favorite quick-cooking veggies — take your pick from spinach, halved cherry tomatoes, green beans, or asparagus, or thinly sliced potatoes, zucchini, squash, or broccoli — and then bake to perfection. Voila! It’s an all-in-one meal that’s très magnifique.

Fish recipes with a bowl of teriyaki salmon and broccoli.

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

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Summer calls for easy meals that let us savor the outdoors. Enter this heavenly grilled teriyaki salmon recipe featuring a blend of olive oil, teriyaki sauce, and bacon chipotle BBQ sauce. Season the salmon, brush on the sauce, and let the grill work its magic. Serve it with a salad, rice, or your favorite side dish for a quick and flavorful dinner perfect for the season. With minimal ingredients and steps, this dish will be your go-to all summer.

Fish recipes with a plate of Cuban salmon and slaw.

Cuban Roasted Salmon with Fresh Citrus Slaw

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Bake wild salmon fillets for a quick, fuss-free cooking experience, yielding tender, buttery flesh with crispy skin. Before baking, enhance the thick fillets with olive oil and a zesty Cuban spice mix of cumin, coriander, and garlic. Pair with a hearty cabbage slaw featuring sweet and super-juicy HoneyBell oranges, and enjoy the warm and enticing aroma of the spices filling your kitchen!


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