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36 Delicious Fish Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Including more fish and seafood is a heart-smart choice. Expand your dinner repertoire with these easy-to-make, healthy recipes.

fish recepiesCourtesy Jennifer Bowers

Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

Make this spicy dinner a weekly staple in your house. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is always a smart nutritious choice and these fajitas are delicious. Find out why omega-3 fatty acids are so good for you.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Anne Danahy

Tuna Freekeh Tabouli

Combining the nutty-flavored of freekeh with protein-rich tuna and Mediterranean flavors of fresh parsley and mint is pure genius. Anne Danahy, RDN shares this make-ahead salad to fuel your afternoon.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Christy Wilson

Lemon Fish Soup with Broccoli and Pasta

Created for her family to enjoy during Lent, this light and healthy soup from Christy Wilson, RDN, will surely become your family's favorite, too. (Here's why you shouldn't worry about buying frozen fish.)

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fish recepiesCourtesy Elizabeth Ward

Tuna Burgers with Smashed Avocado and Tomato

Change up your classic burger night with a tuna burger for a burst of healthy omega-3s and protein. Elizabeth Ward, RDN, tops hers with smashed avocado and tomato for extra healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Judy Barbe

Salmon Zucchini Linguini

Convenient and economical, canned salmon stars in this dinner from Judy Barbe, RDN. Ready from the pantry to the table in about 25 minutes, so it's a true winner. Another bonus: Omega-3 fatty acids can boost your mood.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Abbie Gellman

Sheet Pan Cod with Rosemary and Potatoes

Short on time? No problem! Chef Abbie Gellman, RDN, combines garlic, rosemary, and sage for a delicious quick weeknight dinner ready in about 20 minutes.

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Seared Scallops with Grapefruit Brown Butter Sauce

Consisting of just five ingredients, this delectable, 20-minute entrée is ready to eat. Chrissy Carroll, RDN, shares her healthy scallop recipe, which provides nearly 30 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Jill Weisenberger.

Fish with Lemon Mustard Caper Sauce

Classic flavors combine in this white fish recipe from Jill Weisenberger, RDN. High in protein and low in carbs, it's perfect for busy weeknights. Pair it with your favorite veggies and whole grains for a balanced meal.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Abbie Gellman

Green Goddess Crab Salad with Endive

Pretty enough for a party appetizer, this salad from chef Abbie Gellman, RDN, needs to be part of your festive spread. It's also easy enough for a delicious evening meal. For more meal idea, don't miss these delish vegan appetizer ideas.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Sarah Pflugradt

Pistachio Panko Crusted Baked Salmon

Crunchy and delicious, this simple salmon will do wonders for your heart in this recipe from Sarah Pflugradt, RDN. Rich in healthy fats from the fish and the pistachios, this good-for-you dish is ready in about 30 minutes. (When you're buying salmon, be sure to keep these important facts in mind.)

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fish recepiesCourtesy Jennifer Bowers

Skillet Tilapia Tacos

If you want dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes, this is the perfect recipe for you. All five main ingredients are always on hand, making it your perfect last-minute meal.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Roxana Begum

Spicy Pan Seared Fish with Tamarind Sauce

Tamarind is a fruit bursting with antioxidants and phytochemicals, making it the perfect compliment to this pan-seared cod recipe from Roxana Begum, RDN.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Christy Wilson

Tuna Pesto Pasta Salad

Think outside the mayo-laden, tuna-salad box, and enjoy this delicious option from Christy Wilson, RDN. It's bursting with flavors thanks to the basil-based pesto, roasted red peppers, fresh tomato, and kalamata olives.

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fish recipesCourtesy Abbie Gellman

Moroccan Salmon Sliders

Abbie Gellman's sliders are fun for kids because they're kid-sized yet tasty enough for adults with the variety of flavors, including mint, ginger, soy sauce and Sriracha. Great party food, too!

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fish recepiesCourtesy Judy Barbe

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema

If you're looking for a spicy meal featuring seafood, here's your answer: Judy Barbe, RDN presents a colorful quick dinner that's high in protein, fiber, and flavor.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Kara Golis

Herbed Goat Cheese and Pistachio Salmon

Hard to believe this recipe takes only 15 minutes to make. Kara Golis, RDN, shares her three-ingredient meal, which also happens to be fancy enough for special occasions while delivering calcium and healthy fats.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Judy Barbe

Greek Salad with Tuna and Beans

Raid your pantry for canned goods—tuna, garbanzo beans, olives—then, raid your fridge for fresh produce—cucumber, romaine, tomato, onion. Combine it all to make this healthy salad from Judy Barbe, RDN.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Amanda Hernandez

Blackened Alaska Cod Tacos

The beauty of this recipe lies in the rub. Blackened seasoning rubbed into rich Alaskan cod compliments the crunchy purple cabbage and creamy salsa dressing, by Amanda Hernandez, RDN.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Diane Norwood

Salmon Potato Cakes

Kids are sure to love these salmon potato cakes by Diane Norwood, RDN. She recommends serving with lettuce salad on the side and topping the cakes with guacamole, tzatziki, or tartar sauce.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Rachel Norton

Speedy Broiled Fish with Vegetables

Having dinner on the table in about 15 minutes makes this recipe from Judith Scharman Draughon, RDN a true winner. Have fun with your spiralizer to create cute shapes out of squash, zucchini, and bell peppers—they'll cook quicker when thinly cut.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Erin Macgregor and Dara Gurau

Blackened Tilapia Fajitas

Marrying southeastern-inspired blackened seasoning with southwestern fajitas is the genius idea of Dara Gurau, RDN. Either grilled or baked, the tilapia is super yummy. Did you know that you shouldn't order tilapia in restaurants? Here's why.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Lauren Harris

Mussels Fra Diavolo

With only three ingredients and ready in a flash, this is a recipe you really need—it comes courtesy of Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN. If mussels aren't your thing, substitute shrimp, clams, or calamari rings.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Emily Kyle

Fish en Papillote

The beauty of baking fish wrapped in parchment is the perfectly cooked results. Not only that, you can tailor the veggies to each family member's preferences. Emily Kyle, RDN shares her fool-proof recipe.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Living Well Kitchen Meme Inge

Wine-Poached Tuna

These tuna steaks poached in white wine and fresh herbs look like you spent all day preparing the meal. Truth is, Meme Inge, RDN, has mastered the elegant meal in under 20 minutes.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Jessica Levinson

Salmon Waldorf Salad

The perfect summer meal from Jessica Levinson, RDN, with spinach, beets, fennel, and apples. Traditional dressing gets a lightened up makeover with gut-friendly yogurt. You'll want to keep this recipe in your summer rotation.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Katie Pfeffer Scanlan

 Pesto Tilapia Sheet Pan

Tilapia stars as the protein in this sheet pan supper from Katie Pfeffer-Scanlan, RDN. Fennel may not typically be on your regular menu, so here's your chance to introduce a new veggie!

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fish recepiesCourtesy Karman Meyer

Mediterranean Cod with Rotini and Ragu

This whitefish blends perfectly with the seasonings of jarred tomato marinara sauce in this quick meal from Karman Meyer, RDN. Spinach provides an extra boost of vitamin A and iron. Here are 11 convincing reasons to get more spinach in your diet.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Lindsey Janeiro

Blood Orange Rosemary Salmon

This dinner is as easy as it is sophisticated. Lindsey Janeiro, RDN combines fresh rosemary and blood oranges for a flavor burst you'll love. If you're not happy with the way your fish dishes turn out, check out the ways you're cooking fish wrong.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Sarah Schlichter

Sheet Pan Honey Ginger Shrimp and Vegetables

Sheet pan suppers are all the rage and with good reason: Everyone loves a simple clean-up on a busy night. Sarah Schlichter, RDN created a light and nutritious sheet pan supper featuring lean shrimp and a colorful array of veggies.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Tracee Yablon Brenner

Black Sesame Seed Encrusted Salmon

Beautiful to look at, the black sesame seeds add flair and a healthy dose of vitamin E to this salmon dish from Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN. Toss together a simple green veggie and whole-grain roll, and your meal is ready to enjoy.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Jessica Levinson

Nicoise Pasta Salad

This classic French salad gets a healthy twist from Jessica Levinson, RDN. The yummy traditional ingredients of tuna, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and olives are featured.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Chelsey Amer

Easy Dijon Baked Salmon

Chelsey Amer, RDN, shares her super simple and decadent recipe, which combines just three ingredients in the topping. Plus, it's ready in 15 minutes! If you love fish, be sure to check out these vital seafood facts.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Kara Lydon

Shrimp Pesto Pasta with Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Using a jar of ready-to-go pesto makes this meal super fast (though you get bonus points for making your own). Kara Lydon, RDN brings together beautiful (and healthy) colors with a delicious dinner meal you won't feel overly stuffed from.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Diana K.Rice

Freezer-to-Sheet-Pan Lemon Pepper Salmon with Green Beans

Yes, you read that right! This dinner from Diana Rice, RDN, is straight from the freezer to the sheet pan to your table. Lemon and garlic provide fresh flavor to the fish and the green beans.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Whitney English

Halibut en Papillote

Want to impress your guests? This recipe from Whitney English, RDN is the ticket. It's high in protein and low in saturated fat; plus, the parchment pouch preserves vitamins and minerals.

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fish recepiesCourtesy Toby Amidor

Coconut Lime Flounder

Maybe flounder isn't in your regular dinner rotation, but it should be. Flounder is delicate and packed with protein. Toby Amidor, RDN, seasons hers with tropical-inspired flavors—coconut cream, fresh lime, and fresh basil.

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