Fast Weeknight Fish Recipes

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on April 20, 2015

We’ve all been there: You’re tired, stressed and need to get dinner on the table fast, so you default to the same ho-hum chicken dish you’ve made time and time again. But don’t forget about fish! Fish is the perfect solution for those hectic weeknight nights—it generally cooks quickly, and with just a few additional ingredients, you can have a healthy, delicious meal ready in a flash. These fast, healthy recipes utilize sustainably-harvested fish for a meal that’s good for you and good for the planet (talk about a win-win!). Plus, many of these meals feature common pantry ingredients, so you’re never too far from a healthy, sustainable meal.

Clam Flatbread with Parsley Salad

flatbread with parsley

Some people shy away from canned fish, but they’re one of the best sources of quick, portable protein. In this healthy recipe, canned clams are cooked with garlic in their juices to make the base for a simple flatbread topped with mozzarella and finished with a simple and bright parsley salad.

Fish Pate with Lemon and Capers

fish pate

A bright and creamy fish pate makes a great simple appetizer for wine with friends, or a light dinner paired with a green salad and some crusty bread.

Crisp Salmon on Sesame Spinach

crisp salmon on sesame spinach

A fast and easy recipe that is sure to become part of your weeknight repertoire. The salmon skin gets crisped under the broiler for added texture, while the fish itself if cooked directly on the spinach season with toasted sesame oil and soy. If you’d like to add a bit of spice, put a dollop of wasabi on the side of your plate for occasional dipping.

Tomato Fish Soup with Israeli Couscous and Gremolata 

tomato fish soup with couscous

The secret to a good soup is layers of flavor, and in order to quickly build a flavor, clam juice is your secret weapon. Clam juice lends just a hint of the ocean without adding any sort of real fishiness. And unlike fish stock that generally comes in larger containers, clam juice comes in a eight-ounce serving—a.k.a. no leftovers.