Here are 20 of our reader’s all-time favorite, healthy fish and seafood recipes from around the globe that are fresh and light while not lacking in flavor! Whether you are following the Mediterranean diet, practicing Lent, or simply love fish, you’ll find lots of inspiration here!
Many are simple easy meals that can be made in under 30 minutes, perfect for weeknight dinners! Pick out a few to try in the next few weeks and let me know your favorites in the comments below!
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A Simple Salmon Chowder recipe made with fresh salmon, new potatoes and fennel bulb, that can be made in 30 minutes on the stovetop. Low carb, Keto and dairy-free adaptable!
Pan-Seared Halibut over Lemony Zucchini Noodles with olive oil, garlic and parsley, topped with sweet summer tomatoes. A quick and easy low-carb meal! Wait till summer to make this when tomatoes are ripe and zucchini is aplenty.
Spicy Miso Ramen with Roasted Chili Salmon with bok choy, mushrooms and scallions. One of my favorite dishes on the blog. Vegan and Paleo adaptable! Swap out zucchini noodles or kelp noodles to keep it Keto!
Simple Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic & Lemon– a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious!
Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Thyme served over Braised French Green Lentils– a simple healthy weeknight dinner recipe!
A Simple Moroccan Salmon Recipe that can be made in less than 25 minutes, baked with flavorful Moroccan spices. Serve this with a delicious Moroccan-inspired Quinoa Salad with oranges, olives and mint.
Chia Crusted Salmon with Fennel Slaw – pan-seared salmon served hot and crispy over cool, crunchy fennel slaw, topped with quick pickled onions and fresh dill. A simple, healthy, paleo dinner that is quick and easy. Low carb, gluten-free and YUMMY!
Simple Ceviche Recipe! Easy, delicious and healthy this version is made with everyday ingredients! Serve as an appetizer or main course salad.
Watch the Ceviche Video and see how easy it is!!!
Seared Hawaiian Ono with Honey Soy Glaze and fresh Pineapple Salsa…an elegant healthy meal, perfect for a gathering or dinner party. Easy, delicious!
A delicious recipe for Seared Sea Bass with Cannellini Bean Stew. A fast, flavorful dinner recipe that can be made in 30 minutes!
How to make authentic Mexican Aguachile! Similar to ceviche, shrimp is cooked in a mixture of lime juice, chiles and cilantro. Flavorful, simple and sooooo delicious!
Roasted Mustard Seed White Fish with Potato-Brussel Sprout Hash, a quick, healthy sheet-pan dinner that is full of flavor. Can be made with wild cod, black cod, haddock, halibut, salmon or sea bass.
Seared Scallops with Coconut Lemongrass Sauce, fresh basil and lime zest. Healthy and delicious, this Thai-inspired dinner is FULL of amazing flavor and easy and quick to make. Feel free to substitute halibut, black cod or shrimp for the scallops!
Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Fennel Salad with butter lettuce and creamy Dill Dressing. Fast and easy, this hearty entree salad makes for a delicious lunch or dinner main.
Portuguese Fish Stew (aka Caldeirada) that can be made with fish or shellfish in a fragrant yet simple, saffron broth, studded with potatoes. Rustic and light, this summer stew can be made in just 30 minutes! Serve with Rice or Crusty Bread!
Furikake Brussel Sprouts and Shrimp -a quick and healthy Japanese-inspired meal that can be made in under 30 minutes, a delicious weeknight dinner! FYI this is one of my favorite meals!
Pan Seared Ahi with Dill, Yogurt and Chive Blossoms a simple beautiful Nordic style dinner that bursts with flavors of Spring.
Baked Cod with Lemon and Thyme, nestled with Asparagus, Fennel and Leeks – a simple, spring-inspired cod recipe that is low-carb and low-calories! Serve this over Everyday Quinoa or on its own for a light and healthy dinner!
Melt in your mouth, White Miso Black Cod is made with the most delicious miso marinade ever! Served up with pickled daikon, kale “nests” and miso aioli, a simple delicious recipe, perfect for entertaining!
A Scandinavian twist on the classic Nicoise salad – Nordic Nicoise Salad is made with smoked fish (salmon, trout, sardines) or pickled herring, on a bed of watercress with radish, cucumber ribbons, baby potatoes, capers, dill, chive blossoms and horseradish-spiked nicoise dressing. Fresh and tasty!
Peruvian Seafood Stew with Cilantro Broth made with fish and shellfish, potatoes, carrots, and the most flavorful delicious broth! Healthy, Paleo, Gluten-free, Easy! Can be made in 35 minutes!
Grilled (or Baked) Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw – a “go-to” healthy dinner that be made in 30 minutes flat! Flavorful and healthy!
Quick and Easy Salmon Cakes– a simple pantry recipe that can be whipped up in 20 minutes, perfect for midweek meals! The recipe features 3 different variations – Asian Salmon Cakes, Mediterranean Salmon Cakes and Nordic-style Salmon Cakes!
This Lobster Bisque Recipe is kept simple and easy with quick homemade lobster stock, big bites of lobster tail, and a creamy luscious bisque thickened with sweet potatoes. For Extra decadence, the lobster is sautéed in browned butter.
Balinese Fish Curry with potatoes, spring veggies, lime and mint in a fragrant curry sauce. A simple flavorful dinner that is healthy and easy!
Pan-Seared Scallops with Citrus Shallot Dressing served with a healthy side of veggies… a simple, healthy weeknight dinner! Keto and low-carb!
Portuguese Shrimp and Cauliflower “Grits” with garlicky kale. A fast delicious dinner that is vegan-adaptable, keto and gluten-free!
Citrus Baked Salmon with roasted fingerlings and kumquats in a flavorful citrus marinade. With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, this simple easy dinner recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!
Ahi Poke Bowl! A simple step by step recipe to making Hawaii’s favorite meal!
Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Mango Cabbage Slaw– bursting with Caribbean flavors! Healthy, easy and fast- and can be made in 30 mins!
Fennel Crusted Halibut with Asparagus – a simple healthy dinner that can be made in 35 minutes! Wait until spring when Asparagus are in season for this one!
Pan-seared Crispy Skinned Trout (or Steelhead) over a fresh spring pea sauce with shiitakes and new potatoes. A delicious spring recipe!
A simple delicious recipe for Halibut with corn, leeks pancetta and sage, served over a “lightened-up” creamy polenta. And the best part is it can be made un under 30 minutes! Wait until summer when corn is juicy and sweet!
Baked Haddock with roasted tomatoes, fennel and shallots– a simple, easy, healthy one-pan meal that can be made in 35 minutes! Gluten-free, Paleo, keto.
Mexican Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa served over greens with creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing …can be made in 20 minutes. A delicious, healthy low-carb meal.
Spanish Seafood Stew with Garbanzo beans and Chorizo served over Saffron-infused rice. A simple delicious stew with smoky rich flavor.
Roasted Pomegranate Salmon with braised fennel – a healthy and festive dinner that can be made in under 30 minutes.
Wait until summer to make this Corn and Basil “Chowder” topped with Seared White Fish- a light and fresh summery dinner that can be made in under 30 minutes. Use cod, halibut, sea bass or salmon!
Spring or summer are the perfect time of year for these Mini Crab Louie Lettuce Wraps! Served in a fresh butter lettuce wrap with radish and avocado. Fresh and light, these flavorful appetizers are always the hit of the party!
This Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe can be made with grilled salmon, tuna or white fish with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & a delicious lemony, mustard seed dressing. Gluten free, super filling and full of flavor!
Hope you like these light and healthy fish and seafood recipes!
Healthy, flavorful Fish and Seafood Recipes from Around the Globe!
Pick a few to try tonight!
- Calories: 425
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