Whether fishing season has been going on for quite some time, it’s just beginning, or you’re about to head to the store to check out the latest selection of fish at the market, here are some recipes you might want to keep in mind. A few of these dishes also have a bonus recipe for a side dish of some sort. Get creative and feel free to share your own recipe or twist on one of these.
Bourbon-Glazed Salmon – Health
All you need is a large ziplock bag to place the fish and ingredients in and an hour and a half set aside to allow it all to marinate thoroughly and, voilà! You have a batch of delicious salmon to cook for dinner.
Sesame Tuna – My Recipes
If you’re looking for something with a bit of spice to it, then try this recipe. The spicy slaw would actually go with just about anything, but it’s especially nice when served with your favorite fish recipe. You can always swap out the hot sauce for something milder or omit it altogether.
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Fish Couscous – Fitness Magazine
I love couscous and I’m always up for trying a new recipe. This one sounds like it would be sweeter than what I’m used to making, but delicious! Spices to have on-hand for this one include: ginger, turmeric, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper.
5-Spice Tilapia – Eating Well
This recipe calls for Chinese Five Spice and in case you aren’t sure of what that is or don’t have any in the pantry, there is a list of ingredients to make your own batch. You can also use onions in place of scallions.
Herb & Chili Marinated Fish Shashlik – Food and Wine
Shish kabob night just got even better! You’ll need to have some thick chunks of fish though or you’ll end up spending your evening smelling the charred remains of your thin fillets that fell off the skewers and into the gleaming coals.
Fresh herbs go great with fish! Not sure how or what to use? The can teach you all about herbs.
Ginger-Glazed Mahi Mahi – All Recipes
I haven’t had Mahi Mahi since I was in Costa Rica many, many years ago. This delicious fish doesn’t taste fishy at all. If you can find a market that sells nice, thick fillets, then you might want to give this recipe a try!
Fish Tacos – Epicurious
If you enjoy a good taco dinner, but love fish too, then try these out! A few spices for your cooked fish, taco toppings, and some corn/flour tortillas or taco shells and you’ll be set. Tacos are prefect for a large gathering any time of the year.
Sea Bass Ceviche – Jamie Oliver
Don’t let the word “ceviche” freak you out. As long as you purchase fresh fish and use a citrus fruit to aid in semi-cooking it, you’ll be fine! I haven’t tried this particular recipe, but I have made whitefish ceviche with fresh limes, chopped up onions, red and yellow peppers, and diced mango bits. It was a huge hit with a big bowl of nacho chips.
You could use some of these recipes if you want to try the Mediterranean Diet.
Broiled Whitefish – Great Lakes Whitefish
Not sure how prevalent whitefish is in other parts of the world, but it’s a huge thing up here in the northern Midwest. It’s generally boiled, not broiled, and I have a difficult time with that. However, this broiled version sounds divine. I think I might actually enjoy eating this fish dish!
Spiced Cod – Real Simple
The broccoli-quinoa pilaf side dish spruces up this simple serving of cod. All of the flavors will be in the pilaf, so you can enjoy bites of cod in between without having your tastebuds over-powered by a fish recipe spiced to the hilt.
While we’re on the topic of ‘fish’, did you know catfish have over 27,000 tastebuds? Humans only have 7,000! Also, most brands of lipstick contain fish scales. Think about that one the next time you apply your lipstick!
What’s your favorite fish recipe or side dish to go with it?