Simple and Delicious Fish Dinners You Can Sautee, Bake, or Grill

Posted: August 14, 2021 1:32 pm

If you enjoy fish but aren’t quite sure how to prepare it, there are several fish entrees you can make on the grill or in the kitchen for a delicious and nutrient-packed dinner. Fish usually doesn’t take too long to prepare, so this protein-rich dish is perfect for a busy weeknight or a backyard party with friends. Here are some fish dinner that will help you create light and healthy meals this summer.

Salmon Chowder

If you have a friend or loved one who is allergic to shellfish, serve this tasty salmon chowder as the seafood entree for lunch or dinner. Potatoes and fennel pair nicely with the salmon, and you can prepare this dairy-free dish on the stove top in a matter of minutes. This dish is also low-carb and Keto-friendly so it’s the ideal meal if you’re trying to stick to your diet goals.


Moqueca is a delicious Brazilian fish stew that is easy to prepare. This stew is a creative option for dinner and is the perfect meal choice if your family loves tomato and chili flavors. The white fish used for the stew is flaky and tender, and you can finish the stew with a hint of lime to brighten the flavors.


This no-cook fish dish is a tasty treat for seafood lovers and makes a delicious low-carb dinner or side dish. Seafood is “cooked” with citrus juice and seasoned with onions and parsley. You can also add avocado and cucumber to make this delicious seafood salad more filling.

Corn and Basil Chowder with White Fish

A delicious corn chowder seasoned with fresh basil is a perfect summer meal. You can add more protein to this light dinner by searing white fish filets and enjoying them with the chowder. You can also place the white fish on the grill for a few minutes to give the fish a pronounced, smoky flavor.

Furikake Salmon Bowls

These Asian-inspired bowls are filled with salmon, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, along with Furikake, an edible seaweed. Cabbage, avocado, shiitake mushrooms and rice make the bowl filling and delicious. This fish dinner is perfect if you’re trying to consume more vegetables, and you can make extra to enjoy for lunch the next day.

Pan-Seared Halibut Over Lemon Zucchini Noodles

If you’re trying to watch your carb intake, try zucchini noodles instead of traditional pasta. Season the “noodles” with fresh herbs and lemon juice and add pan-seared halibut to make the meal complete. Since halibut is a slightly fatty fish, it can work on the grill as well. This dish is low in carbs but packed with protein and fiber to help you stick to your health goals.

Spiced Salmon Kebabs

These spicy kebabs are perfect for your next barbecue or summer get-together. Adding herbs, sea salt, cracked pepper, and lemon juice to the salmon enhances the flavor of the fish. You can also place lemon slices in between the salmon pieces on the skewer for a brighter flavor. Using two skewers per kebab keeps the fish in place while it’s on the grill.

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna

Tuna is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are important nutrients for muscle and brain health. If you like tuna, try rolling the tuna filets in a sesame seed crust and searing the fish to make the crust toasty. Slice the tuna filets and serve with a salad filled with marinated cucumbers, sesame seeds, cilantro, and scallions. Add brown rice to the meal to make this dinner more filling.

Fish Tacos al Pastor

While al pastor tacos are usually made with pork, you can make a lighter version of these popular tacos with grilled halibut. Marinate the fish with ingredients like chili peppers, lime, garlic, and orange juice for at least an hour before grilling. Top the tacos with fresh cilantro and pineapple salsa for a mixture of herbaceous and sweet flavors.

Grilled Swordfish with Tomatoes and Oregano

If you prefer Italian-inspired flavors, this grilled fish dish is for you. Swordfish is a hearty white fish that can be prepared in the oven, on the stove, or on the grill. Fresh oregano and tomatoes bring out the flavor of the fish and may remind you of your favorite pasta dish without the added carbs. This is a delicious healthy dinner option, and it tastes even better the day after.



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