48 Simple, Healthy Fish Recipes for Busy Weeknights – Bon Appétit Recipe
This homemade take on harissa is bold and spicy enough to use on anything—but especially your quick and easy weeknight fish dinner.
Sounds challenging but the truth is that this recipe is just about as easy as ordering takeout.
Red snapper, salmon, and pompano are also good choices if you can’t find branzino or mackerel. Warning: The oil gets HOT.
Swordfish Steaks with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers
Swordfish, with its meaty texture and strong (not in a bad way) flavor, can stand up to other robust seasonings like these. In its place, choose another firm-fleshed type, such as cod, halibut, or salmon.
Weeknight Red Curry
“Curry” rhymes with “hurry” for a reason. A few shortcut ingredients yield a gently spiced, deep-flavored sauce that’s ready in under an hour.
Spiced Salmon Kebabs
Here’s a little trick: Thread salmon pieces onto two skewers so they don’t flip and spin every time you turn them on the grill.
Slow-Roasted Salmon in Parchment Paper
Here’s the one-sheet on cooking in parchment packets: The method creates moist, even heat, which is ideal for fish. It’s hands-off, and the parcels can be assembled ahead of time. If it’s new to you and sounds intimidating, reread the previous two sentences until confidence is instilled. This recipe is from The Bazaar in Miami Beach, FL.
Pan-Roasted Salmon with Fennel Salad
Leave the skin on the salmon to insulate and help protect the delicate flesh as it cooks. Bonus: It cooks up as crisp as cracklings in the process.
Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott
We love making this take on a Niçoise salad with mâche instead of traditional frisée for a slightly more mellowed recipe.
Baby Romaine and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad
The not-so-secret formula behind Sweetgreen and other DIY salad spots? And the key to making this smoked salmon recipe? It’s called mise en place, or your setup. Prep the components in advance, then put it all together later.
Crispy-Skin Salmon with Napa Cabbage
Does the thought of cooking fish at home freak you out? We got you. This method guarantees that the salmon comes out perfectly cooked with crispy skin. Use the same technique with any skin-on fish fillets for great results every time.
Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott
Grilled Salmon Collars
Don’t fuss with the salmon too much once it’s on the grill: Let the flesh naturally release from the grate before attempting to turn it. You can also use the marinade for any cut of salmon. This recipe is from AL’s Place, which we named our No. 1 new restaurant in America in 2015, in San Francisco, CA.
Make this recipe your thing. Serve this vibrantly hued cured salmon with an assortment of easily assembled herbs, pickles, seedy breads, and schmears.
Red Snapper, Shrimp, and Watermelon Ceviche
The ceviche at Lil’ Deb’s Oasis in Hudson, NY, changes on a daily basis in an ever-evolving experiment of colors and flavors. The restaurant uses only locally caught fresh fish, so, in order to re-create at home, buy the highest-quality ingredients you can find.
Smoked Salmon Grain Bowl With Sweet Potatoes
Venture outside of the predictable grain bowl zone with this smoked salmon and tamari dressing variation. It’s the perfect weeknight meal that you can whip up in no time. Enjoy with a refreshing Michelob ULTRA, which has only 95 calories and 2.6 carbs per serving, for a guilt-free pairing.
Honeydew and Lox
This recipe puts a spin on prosciutto and melon by swapping in smoked salmon for the salty dry-cured ham.