You know you should be eating more fish, but you don’t know how to make it happen. If you feel intimidated when it comes to cooking seafood, you are not alone. It’s probably the number one cooking-related question I am asked.
The funny thing is that fish is so simple to prepare, much more so than other proteins. I wonder if it’s because it’s so simple we think it must be a trick? I feel that way about baking. Sadly, I’m usually right. But with fish, it really is that simple. To prove it, I’ve put together this roundup of delicious 5 ingredient fish recipes.
You might notice I purposely left salmon out of this roundup, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a fan. I find myself eating salmon a lot. In large part because I’ve mastered it. I think it’s time to master another fish, don’t you?
Here we go: 5 fish + 5 different ways with 5 ingredients or less
This almond encrusted tilapia from Anne at Fannetastic food is simple and delicious. Tilapia is pretty easy to find and has a mild flavor but has gotten some bad press in terms of how it’s raised. Your best choice is tank-farmed tilapia from the U.S. and Canada. This dish is gluten-free and has an added nutrition boost from the almond flour (which is just processed almonds, by the way). And don’t just limit the almond-crusting to tilapia, you can use this technique for any white fish!
Cod is a mild, white flaky fish. When buying cod, Pacific cod from Alaska is a best choice. This simple dish from Melissa at Simply Whisked combines a few of my favorite flavors — coconut, ginger and cilantro.
This Sweet Lemon Shrimp from Damn Delicious looks damn good, doesn’t it? She also says this is the “world’s easiest shrimp dish” so that has me smiling. I love a simple dish that boasts a ton of flavor. Most farmed shrimp raised in closed tanks or wild caught in the U.S. and Canada are a good choice.
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I am mixing things up by adding in some tuna fish! I just love the idea of these tasty Granny Apple Tuna Jack Quesadillas from Katy at Domestic Rockstar. These look to me like the perfect way to ring in the fall (and apple season!).
This canned fish recipe comes from yours truly. Spaghetti with Clams is not only a childhood favorite, but it’s so easy to make. You can literally have dinner on the table in 10 minutes flat. I used my favorite Explore Asian bean pasta, but you can use whatever pasta your family enjoys. And if you prefer traditional Italian fare, linguine must be your choice!
I hope you enjoyed this 5 ingredient fish and seafood recipe roundup and are inspired to get cooking! Please share your favorite fish recipe in the comments.