Quick-Fix Fish Recipes
This delicious dish is ready in less than 30 minutes! Cool watermelon salsa pairs perfectly with hot-off-the-grill fish. For a sandwich option, serve fish and salsa in pita pockets.
Make sure your frying oil is hot enough by dropping breadcrumbs into it. If they sizzle and crisp up, then the oil is ready.
Recipe: Natalie's Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Tilapia
Here is a terrific low-fat technique for pan-frying almost any type of fish. You can cook a single serving or several batches—just be sure not to overcrowd the skillet, or the fish will steam rather than crisp and brown.
- Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon Nuggets
While flounder is a Charleston favorite, use any firm-fleshed fish, such as tilapia, grouper, or catfish. Adjust the cooking time according to the thickness of the fish.
Recipe: Sizzling Flounder
If you like tuna fish and are looking for a new way to serve it, you will love this recipe. They resemble crab cakes but call for pre-packaged light tuna chunks which make for quick and easy prep. Serve cakes with homemade Lemon Aïoli for a flavorful condiment or dipping sauce.
- Recipe: Tuna Cornbread Cakes
This 6-ingredient fish recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for busy weeknights. Coat the fish in panko breadcrumbs for a crispy coating. You can substitute mahi mahi, grouper, catfish, salmon, or tilapia for cod.
Recipe: Crispy Baked Cod
This deceptively simple recipe elevates the humble catfish to international cuisine.
This seafoo supper has only six ingredients. If you don't have a skillet large enough to hold all the fillets comfortably, we recommend cooking them in batches. You can substitute catfish, flounder, or orange roughy for tilapia.
- Recipe: Almond-Crusted Tilapia
Any fish fillet may be substituted in this mediterranean salmon dish with white beans. However, the salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fats and has great flavor.
For an extra-crispy crust, use stone-ground yellow cornmeal, if available.
- Recipe: Classic Fried Catfish
Parsley, garlic, lemon, and mint lend flavor to this simple poached fish.
Recipe: Poached Salmon
Shave even more minutes off of this quick recipe by using frozen fish and pre-chopped onion.
Tilapia gets a twist with lemon and dill. Aluminum foil can be substituted for parchment paper.
- Recipe: Lemon-Dill Tilapia
This superb fried fish sandwich is inspired by the Black Grouper Sandwich served at Dockside Dave's in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Any firm white fish, such as tilapia, snapper, or grouper, works well.
- Recipe: Fried Fish Sandwiches
Aluminum foil can be subbed for parchment to make the packets.