There are two camps of cooks when it comes to making fish for dinner: those who know that as long as you keep things super simple, a fast and flavorful meal is entirely possible, and those who don't cook fish often (there are so many questions about how to buy it, cook it, and serve it that it prevents them from making it a regular meal). These recipes are for both types of cooks.
From a sheet pan meal of salmon, veggies, and potatoes to a weeknight-friendly fish sandwich, our philosophy when it comes to fish for dinner is to keep things simple. Here are a few of our best ideas to inspire you.
Make It a One-Pan Meal
It doesn't get much easier than this. From skillets to sheet pans to foil packets, these are the tools that turn quick-cooking fish into a one-pan meal.
- Sheet Pan Mustard Maple Salmon
- Saucy Skillet Salmon
- Lemon-Herb Fish Fillets on Crispy Potato Rafts
- 30-Minute Green Curry Braised Salmon
- Baked Fish Fingers and Sweet Potato Wedges
- Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Foil Packets
Easy Oven Cooking
In the short time it takes for the fillets to bake in the oven, you'll have a chance to throw together a quick salad, sauté the last of the veggies in the crisper, or heat up that leftover rice.
- How To Cook Salmon in the Oven
- Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia
- Foolproof Salmon Baked with Olive Oil & Herbs
- Baked Halibut with Chimichurri
- Baked Fish Fillet Sandwiches
Simply Seared on the Stovetop
Armed with a screaming-hot skillet, seared fish takes no more than a couple minutes per side, and cooks up with a crisp exterior and tender center.
- Fish Tacos with Quick Cabbage Slaw
- Simple Pan-Seared Salmon
- Skillet Cod with Lemon and Capers
- Tuna Puttanesca
With a Sauces or Glazes for Bigger Flavor
There's no way to boost the flavor of mild-mannered fish quite like an umami-packed marinade, a tomato sauce, or a rich glaze before it hits the broilers.