Quick-Fix Fish Recipes
Simple seafood suppers that can be on your table in 45 minutes or less.
Fish is delicious for dinner, and these quick fish recipes make it easy to have fantastic fish suppers on the table in a flash. Whether you prefer your fish light and flaky or rich and full, these dinner recipes make every meal mouthwatering. Our Pan-Seared Trout with Italian Style Salsa easy. You can prep the salsa up to a day ahead, and the fish is ready in four minutes a batch. The quick fish recipes for Pecan-Crusted Tilapia, Sizzling Flounder, and Tuna Cornbread Cakes make weeknight dinners a breeze. For more Southern tastes, grab a bite of the Classic Fried Catfish, or Natalie’s Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Tilapia, dinner recipes that will remind you of old-fashioned, down-home, country cooking. However you love your fish, these quick fish recipes will show you that having a fresh catch every night is easy.
Burk's Farm-Raised Catfish Fry
Recipe: Burk's Farm-Raised Catfish Fry
It’s no secret: we love our catfish around here. If you do, too, you’re in for a treat. This farm-raised catfish fry is our new favorite way to season up and serve the Southern staple. The secret? A nice, long bath in buttermilk for the fish filets. Then, it’s as simple as self-rising cornmeal mix and a quick bath in peanut oil. Don’t be tempted to skip the draining step–that makes the difference crispy, golden catfish that’s tender but not greasy, and a heavy, sodden mess. Follow our simple instructions, and delicious catfish is in your future.
Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa
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.
Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Dill
Serve up this easy roasted salmon recipe with a Creamy Lemon Horseradish Sauce and basmati rice with peas, parsley, and mint. Just cook 2 (8.8-oz.) pouches ready-to-serve basmati rice according to package directions. Stir in 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed; 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley; 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint; and salt and pepper to taste.
Pan-Seared Trout With Italian-Style Salsa
Pan-Seared Salmon Nuggets
Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon Nuggets
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: Sizzling Flounder
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.
Tuna Cornbread Cakes
Recipe: Tuna Cornbread Cakes
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.
Crispy Baked Cod
Recipe: Crispy Baked Cod
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.
Tuscan Catfish With Sun-dried Tomato Aïoli
This deceptively simple recipe elevates the humble catfish to international cuisine.
Recipe: Almond-Crusted Tilapia
This seafood 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.
Mediterranean Salmon With White Beans
Classic Fried Catfish
Recipe: Classic Fried Catfish
For an extra-crispy crust, use stone-ground yellow cornmeal, if available.
Recipe: Poached Salmon
Parsley, garlic, lemon, and mint lend flavor to this simple poached fish. You won't believe how quickly this recipe comes together—just 10 minutes! Serve with a side of rice and simple green salad for a complete meal.
Seared Halibut With Herbed Tomato Sauce
Shave even more minutes off of this quick recipe by using frozen fish and pre-chopped onion.
Recipe: Lemon-Dill Tilapia
Tilapia gets a twist with lemon and dill. Aluminum foil can be substituted for parchment paper.
Fried Fish Sandwiches
Recipe: Fried Fish Sandwiches
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.
Greek Snapper on the Grill
Parchment-Baked Fish and Tomatoes
Aluminum foil can be subbed for parchment to make the packets.
Fried Catfish with Pickled Peppers
Natalie's Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Tilapia
Make sure your frying oil is hot enough by dropping breadcrumbs into it. If they sizzle and crisp up, then the oil is ready