Fish is a fantastic family meal. Brain food that provides so many benefits, fish is easy to cook and full of flavor.
There are a wide variety of fish to choose from and so many flavor options available.
Make fish part of your weekly routine with these easy and affordable dinner recipes and reap the benefits that fish brings to the table.
Granny’s World-Famous Tuna Melts
This mouth-watering tuna melt is terrific on its own, but it is fantastic served with a side salad or soup.
Granny kicks up this recipe with lemon and red pepper flakes, giving it a punch that will have your guests begging for the recipe.
Prep Time: 10-15 Mins. • 4 Servings
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 cans of tuna
- stalk of celery, finely chopped
- 2 dill pickles, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- tbsp. chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper
- 8 slices cheddar cheese
- 8 slices bread
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 tomato, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Drain the tuna and add to mayonnaise mix, using a fork to break it up.
- Add the pickles, red onion, celery, and parsley. Toss gently to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Butter each slice of bread and top the unbuttered side with tuna, tomato, and cheese.
- Top with bread, buttered side out, and repeat.
- Place sandwiches onto a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Cut. Serve. Enjoy.
Classic Fish Pie
This twist on the classic fish pie is a great way to get fish without the fishy flavor.
Kids love this recipe and will gobble it up in no time.
Potatoes make this meal so filling and the creamy sauce creates a delicious dinner that your family will greatly enjoy.
Prep Time: 30 mins. • 4 Servings
- 1 cup of any white fish, (e.g. tilapia, cod, bass, or haddock)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2-3 whole bay leaves
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp. honey mustard
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese, sharp
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp. lemon pepper
- 1 tsp. finely chopped dill
- 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1 1/2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 3 tsp of oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook and mash the potatoes.
- Mix butter and honey mustard and add to the potatoes.
- Season with salt and pepper then set aside.
- Add chicken stock and yogurt to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.
- Add the fish to the sauce and throw in the bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper and cook for approximately 10 minutes.
- Take the fish from the pan and use a fork to flake it. Set aside, saving the liquid in the pot and discarding the cooked bay leaves.
- Fry the onion in the canola oil in the skillet until fragrant. Add in the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds, lowering the heat to allow it to simmer.
- Pour the liquid into the garlic mix and add flour and cheese into the sauce. Whisk gently to remove lumps and simmer until thickened
- Add the fish back into the sauce and season with lemon pepper and chopped dill. Season with salt if required.
- Spoon the mixture into an oven-safe dish and add the mashed potatoes on top. Use a fork to spread it evenly and create a crust.
- Cook for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve and enjoy.
Pan-Seared Halibut with and Zucchini Noodles
Here is a quick weekend dinner that is both healthy and full of flavor.
Olive oil, parsley, and garlic, along with fresh summer tomatoes, make this dish a refreshing summer treat.
Quick and easy, you can whip this up in no time and enjoy a savory meal that everyone will enjoy.
Zucchini noodles are a light alternative to cut out the heavy carbs making this meal both delicious and healthy.
You can swap out the halibut for cod, salmon, sea bass, or even tofu.
Served over lemony zucchini noodles and topped with sweet summer tomatoes, this tasty meal is sure to delight your taste buds.
If you are not up for making your own homemade zucchini noodles, there are plenty of store-bought options available that will work fine.
This meal is the perfect option for those that are looking to cut back on carbs or eat keto diet. It is packed full of flavor and veggies and is served with a healthy protein.
Prep Time: 15 mins. • 4 Servings
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, smashed
16 ounces halibut (or substitute Salmon, Tofu, Sea Bass, Cod, Scallops, Shrimp)
- Fresh tomatoes for garnish.
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup chopped Italian parsley or ½ cup basil
- 3 teaspoons lemon zest
- 16-20 ounces zucchini noodles (zoodles)
- 3 garlic cloves, rough chopped
- 1 fat shallot, sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F
- In a medium skillet, heat oil and smashed garlic.
- Pat fish dry and season with salt and pepper.
- Then, sear both sides until golden.
- Remove from the pan and place in the oven for 3-6 minutes or until it is cooked to your liking.
- Heat more oil in a large skillet and add shallots are garlic, stirring until they are soft and fragrant; approximately 3 minutes.
- Add zucchini noodles and season with salt and pepper.
- Sauté noodles until they are soft, about 4 minutes.
- Toss in lemon zest, fresh parsley, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Place noodles on to a plate and top with halibut.
- Garnish with fresh cherry tomatoes, halved.
Easy 2-Step Baked Fish
This baked fish recipe is so tasty and extremely easy to prepare.
You can use any type of fish that you have on hand and it always turns out great.
It is best to use a flaky white fish, such as tilapia or halibut for this recipe, but you can choose your favorite kind or use what you have in stock.
This meal cooks quickly and can be served in 20 minutes or less, making it great for weeknight dinners with the family.
The short list of ingredients allows the natural flavor of the fish to shine through and the texture is soft and flaky.
Serve this fish with rice or salad and you have a terrific summer meal that everyone will enjoy without a lot of effort.
Prep Time: 5 mins • Total Time: 30-35 mins • 4 Servings
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- Paprika, optional
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1-1/4 pounds fish fillets
- Pepper to taste
- Place fish in a greased baking pan and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Drizzle with butter.
- Cover and bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes.
Charlie’s Famous Tuna Casserole
This delectable dish is easy to put together and is sure to delight.
Soft tortellini and palatable tuna are combined with creamy soup and tons of cheese to create a delicious meal that everyone is sure to love.
You can make this ahead of time and reheat it later or whip it up in no time for unexpected guests.
This recipe can be changed depending on the choice of soup, and you are free to experiment with different flavors.
Charlie’s Famous Tuna Casserole is guaranteed to be a favorite for gatherings and your guests will be fighting for seconds.
This easy dinner is quick to prepare and won’t break the bank, but it is sure to be memorable and will have people begging for the recipe.
Prep Time: 20 mins • Total Time: 50-60 mins • 4 Servings
- pkg Tri-Color Tortellini Pasta
- 2 cans White Chunk Tuna
- can Cream of Broccoli or Mushroom
- 1 Block aged White Cheddar
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F
- Grease a baking dish with pam or margarine
- Pour fresh, uncooked tortellini into the baking dish.
- Add 2 cans of drained white tuna. Break up and spread over pasta.
- Sauce: Combine both cans of condensed soup with only 1 can of milk.
- Simmer until warm adding ½ a block of grated cheese to the liquid, allowing it to melt.
- Cook on low until the mixture thickens.
- Pour sauce over the tortellini and tuna and let it settle.
- Add the remaining soup mixture to the top and spread evenly.
- Add breadcrumbs, evenly spread, over the top of the casserole.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until breadcrumbs become golden and toasted.