The health benefits of fish have been well known in the fitness community (and the whole world) for many years. Fish is full of lean protein, one of the best sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and many nutrients such as Vitamin D.
The different types of fish, such as salmon, cod, haddock etc help keep things interesting, as they all have different textures and flavours and they all take on different flavours and ingredients in a unique way. There are also many interesting cooking techniques for fish which can help keep your diet fun!
Here are 33 healthy fish recipes that are protein packed and full of flavour to help you lose weight and feel healthier. Enjoy these for lunch or dinner to help spice up your diet plan!
Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca Baiana)
“This stew really is quite unique. The base of the broth is coconut milk, and I tend to associate coconut with very strong, spicy flavours, like Caribbean, Thai, Malaysian and Indian food.” Recipe: RecipeTinEats.
Pan Seared Salmon With Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
“Rich and hearty but delectably healthy, this pan-seared salmon recipe is perfect for a dinner ready in under 20 minutes. Pan fried to a flakey perfection, salmon is crispy on the outside and drenched in a creamy and super fragrant sun-dried tomato sauce.” Recipe: EatWell101.
Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon
“Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets are pan-fried in the most beautiful honey orange garlic sauce, with a splash of soy for flavour.” Recipe: cafedelites.com
One Pan Salmon, Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus
“Sometimes you need a superfood fix, and this one pan salmon dinner with asparagus and sweet potatoes provides a full meal that is easy, healthy, and quick!” Recipe: CatzInTheKitchen.
Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon And Asparagus
“Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus – the best way to cook salmon with just a few easy ingredients! Delicious, healthy dinner that is naturally gluten free!” Recipe: juliasalbum.com
Sheet Pan Supper: Maple Glazed Salmon With Sweet Potatoes With Broccoli
“This Sheet Pan Supper is an easy way to get to get a healthy dinner on the table FAST! By baking the Maple-Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli all on one tray, there are very few dishes to wash at the end of this clean eating family-friendly meal!” Recipe: TheSeasonedMom.
One Pan Cod With Chorizo & Chickpeas
“It is one of the tastiest, healthiest and easiest meals on this blog and ready in about 30 minutes. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, chickpeas and cod spiced up with a little chorizo – basically summer on a plate.” Recipe: supergoldenbakes.com
Sicilian-Style Salmon With Garlic Mushrooms
“Bring the flavours of Siciliy to your plate with this simple fish supper.” Recipe: bbc.co.uk
Clean Eating Blackened Thai Salmon
“In our household, we have been enjoying this Thai salmon with sweet chili sauce for 14 years now. In winter, I bake it in the oven and in summer months Alex grills it on a soaked in water cedar plank. Second version is unbelievable tasty but oven method is as good minus the cedar smoky flavour.” Recipe: IFoodReal.
Sesame Salmon and Cucumber Salad
“Eating a low carb dinner is one trick she’s learned to avoid going to sleep uncertain about her blood sugar. Plus, with a simple salad and quick-cooking fish, it doesn’t take long to prepare.” Recipe from TheGantzery.
Lemon Garlic Herb Crusted Salmon
“We have an easy baked fish recipe for you – lemon garlic herb crusted Paleo salmon. This fish is light and flaky and full of flavor. It only takes 10 minutes to bake this dish. It would be delicious with some wild rice or cauliflower rice, french bread and/or your choice of vegetables (all depending on what diet you are on, of course).”
Lemon Garlic Herb Crusted Salmon from MyNaturalFamily.
Baked Salmon Fish Sticks
“These fish sticks are also super tasty and have a great crunch. If you think getting breaded food crunchy in the oven is impossible, let me prove you wrong with these fish sticks.”
Baked Salmon Fish Sticks from BackToHerRoots.
Easy Ginger Chili and Lemon Salmon
“Unless you’re making this fantastic ginger, chili and lemon salmon. It smells so amazing no one will complain about it. The flavours are wonderfully intense, as the salmon fully soaks in the marinade to give it fantastic hints of tangy lemon, bold garlic, spicy chili and soothing ginger.”
Easy Ginger Chili and Lemon Salmon from TheIronYou.
Blackened Cajun Salmon with Mayo Free Avocado Caesar Salad
“I recipe tested this to make sure it was wonderful. Pfft, and to eat it on more than one occasion in a week. Perfectly satisfies the garlic tooth. The combination of cajun spices blend so well with this creamy mock caesar. I actually have nothing at all against mayo, or parmesan for that matter.”
Blackened Cajun Salmon with Mayo Free Avocado Caesar Salad from NakedCuisine.
Pistachio Salmon with Cranberry Sauce and Celriac Mash
“Salmon is a favorite meal around here. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and super nutritious. Generally, salmon is a midweek meal, because it’s absolutely delicious sprinkled with salt, pepper, and dill, wrapped in a piece of foil, and baked for 25 minutes. Serve with a simple salad, baked potato, or some roasted veggies, and done. Dinner served. Easy peasy.”
Pistachio Salmon with Cranberry Sauce and Celriac Mash from Vitamin-Sunshine.
Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon
“This tart cherry glazed salmon is broiled to perfection with a tart and slightly sweet caramelized cherry exterior. It’s a great way to get all the superfood benefits of salmon with the recovery and sleep benefits of tart cherries.”
Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon from RunningToTheKitchen.
Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon
“Now, with a name such as Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon, one might expect this dish to be overly sweet but surprisingly, it doesn’t taste very sugary at all. Instead, the maple syrup delivers very subtle hints of sweetness to your taste buds, while the smokiness of the paprika and the faint kick from the chipotle pepper brilliantly complement and help keep that sweetness level in check.”
Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon from TheHealthyFoodie.
Ginger Lime Tamari Sablefish
“Sablefish (also known as Alaskan Black Cod) has been around for years!Fishermen have been harvesting this fish since the late 1800s. It’s known as the “chocolate” of fish due to it’s delicious buttery texture and flavor! Now you’re thinking about chocolate and butter, aren’t you? Haha.”
Ginger Lime Tamari Sablefish from CotterCrunch.
Jerk Fish Tacos
“It’s time to get creative my friends! I knew I didn’t want to make something typical and I also knew I wanted to mix lots of flavors. Operation jerk + thai = Jerk Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw and Avocado Lime Sauce. It’s gluten free, fresh, and healthy, too!”
Jerk Fish Tacos from FitFoodieFinds.
Bacon Wrapped Salmon Kebabs
“With salmon rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids and the bacon sputtering with a hefty dose of (one might argue) less-healthy saturated fats, it only took a mere bamboo skewer to bring together these two opposing forces of dietary fat. You can call the fat combo “naughty and nice” or you can call it “yin and yang,” but why not just make this recipe for Bacon-wrapped Salmon Kebabs with Sriracha-Orange Glaze and call it a damn good thang?!”
Bacon Wrapped Salmon Kebabs from TheFitFork.
Grain-Free BBQ Salmon Pizza
“In under 30 minutes you have yourself a quick and healthy bbq inspired pizza. Of course you don’t have to put salmon on it if you don’t want to. You can leave it plain with just veggies and/or cheese. Or you can add any meat of choice.”
Grain-Free BBQ Salmon Pizza from PurelyTwins.
Parchment Poached Salmon with Thyme and Oranges
“I am going to share with you how I prepared my salmon pouch but you can add any veggies you would like, any herbs that you enjoy and any spices that rock your world. Do you see how this works?”
Parchment Poached Salmon with Thyme and Oranges from Simply-Gourmet.
Thai Fish Fillets Steamed in a Bag
“This method of steaming fish “en papillote” or cooked in the bag is a fool-proof way to steam fish sucessfully every time. Simply seal the fish first, then place in a “bag” (made from folded and creased baking paper), then place in the oven to let the juices work their magic. Divine”
Thai Fish Fillets Steamed in a Bag from GoMakeMe.
Baked Halibut with Sweet Potato
“Summer just screams salads to me. Breezy warm weather calls for light salads that aren’t too heavy but are nourishing enough to actually be called a meal. No rabbit food here! Enter salmon, sunflower seeds, and almonds. This salads boasts plentiful healthy fats, omega-3’s, and tons of other nutrients. I promise you’ll feel ready to tackle the afternoon after this lunch!”
Baked Halibut with Sweet Potato from WickedSpatula.
Healthy Mediterranean Baked Fish
“Succulent white fish poached in a bath of fresh tomato basil sauce, kalamata olives, capers and garnished with lemon slices.”
Healthy Mediterranean Baked Fish from BamsKitchen.
Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil
“Baked salmon in foil that’s been brushed with my lemon garlic butter sauce. This recipe is so easy to make and pulls together in less than 30 minutes! The salmon is so flakey and tender when baked inside foil. You’re going to love this recipe!”
Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil from LittleSpiceJar.
5 Ingredient Baked Coconut Curry Cod
“For this baked coconut curry cod, I used green curry paste – which is the spiciest of the three, I believe. But, you could really use any kind of curry paste – green, yellow, red. You can even adjust the amount of curry paste to match your preference. I like the 2 teaspoons in this recipe because it provides just enough flavor and heat without overpowering the flavor of the coconut milk.”
5 Ingredient Baked Coconut Curry Cod from SimplyWhisked.
5 Ingredient Tuscan Baked Fish
“This dish, while being one-pot, is actually two different methods. You’re first going to make a sauce and soften the onions, and then pop the whole thing in the oven with the fish.”
5 Ingredient Tuscan Baked Fish from SweetCsDesigns.
Cilantro Salt Crusted Salmon
“Cilantro Salt Crusted Salmon — The Simplest, the most flavorful fish you will ever make. Depending on the thickness of fish and your oven, this crusted salmon with punchy flavors can come together in less than 15 minutes for a super elegant lunch or dinner! If you don’t have salmon available, you can adapt this recipe to other fish like sea bream, bass or pollock.”
Cilantro Salt Crusted Salmon from EatWell101.
Miso Ginger Oven Baked Salmon
“The method for making this is really similar to this salmon recipe. I’ll usually eat this with some steamed veggies like bok choi or snap peas, but it’s great with rice or soba noodles too. Oh! And it’s perfect for weeknight dinners—it takes five minutes flat to prep, and your oven does most of the work.”
Miso Ginger Oven Baked Salmon from EverydayFeasts.
Salmon & Quinoa Fish Cakes
“These delicious salmon fish cakes are a healthier option by being baked rather than fried. I used tinned wild red salmon but fresh salmon would work perfectly also. I served them with a tomato, red onion and avocado salsa.”
Salmon & Quinoa Fish Cakes from CaseyJade.
New England Baked Haddock
“New England baked haddock is perfect for when you want something pescetarian, but a little more soul-satisfying than your light and healthy grilled fish. It’s almost like fish meets casserole. It’s warm and hearty, and will satisfy even the meat lovingest of the meat lovers as a main course.”
New England Baked Haddock from BowlOfDelicious.