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Glazed salmon, tilapia tacos and walleye chowder are among our 25 fast and fresh ideas for fish dinners.
Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

A bed of pretty squash and carrot ribbons seasoned with lemon and herbs gently steams salmon in the oven, yielding moist, flavorful fish—with a veggie side dish built right in!

Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

Potato Chips Meet Fish

Serve tilapia coated with potato chips, herbs and honey-mustard dressing.

Potato Chips Meet Fish

Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

A bed of pretty squash and carrot ribbons seasoned with lemon and herbs gently steams salmon in the oven, yielding moist, flavorful fish—with a veggie side dish built right in!

Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

Fresh fruit and bottled barbecue sauce lend sassy sweetness to low-cal, vitamin-rich grilled fish tacos.

Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

Cajun-Rubbed Salmon

Fish made easy! Start with a quick sear—one of cast iron's best tricks—to seal in moisture; finish by baking in the oven. A simple pickle relish tops the spice-rubbed fish with tang.

Cajun-Rubbed Salmon

Grilled Fish with Moroccan Vinaigrette

Cook fish directly on your grill rack or tuck it in a foil packet. You'll get more grilled flavor with the direct method, but the foil packet makes for easy cleanup. We like this fish with a squeeze of lemon and served over greens and couscous.

Grilled Fish with Moroccan Vinaigrette

Fish Tostadas with Chili-Lime Cream

Top crunchy tostadas with broiled tilapia fillets, veggies and a zesty chili-lime cream for a dinner that's ready in 20 minutes.

Fish Tostadas with Chili-Lime Cream

Tilapia with Almond Butter

Serve skillet-cooked tilapia on a bed of snow pea pods, drizzled with butter and sprinkled with sliced almonds.

Tilapia with Almond Butter

Salmon Wrapsody

Great Lakes salmon has a lot to sing about. It's packed with nutritious omega-3s and is sturdy enough for easy grilling. Marinated and wrapped in a tortilla with garlic-lemon mayo, it's a sure hit for an easy dinner.

Salmon Wrapsody

Mediterranean-Style Snapper

Cook fresh snapper fillets or other firm-flesh white fish with an easy tomato-olive mixture and crumbled feta cheese for a dinner that takes only 15 minutes to make. Serve with rice, pasta or couscous.

Mediterranean-Style Snapper

Glorious Glazed Salmon

Sweet tamari sauce brushed on the salmon caramelizes into a delicious glaze.

Glorious Glazed Salmon

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Either fresh or frozen tilapia works well for these tacos. Just rub the fish with seasonings, and it's ready for the skillet. Serve with a creamy chipotle sauce and a zesty combination of chopped onions, tomatoes and cilantro.

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Crispy Almond Fish

Make a quick, crunchy coating for baked fish with chopped almonds, fresh thyme and bread crumbs.

Crispy Almond Fish

Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

Top fettuccine with skillet-cooked salmon, fresh baby spinach, roasted sweet peppers and reduced-calorie dressing for a speedy meal.

Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

Great Lakes Salmon Chowder

Asparagus slices add color, and the dill and lemon zest add fresh flavor to salmon that’s packed with protein and heart-healthy.

Great Lakes Salmon Chowder

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Combine chopped strawberries with fresh cilantro, cayenne pepper, toasted cumin seeds and chopped fresh poblano chile pepper for a zesty fish topper. Adjust the amount of pepper to suit your family's preference for heat.

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Pistachio-Basil Butter

Top grilled salmon with fresh basil, pistachios, lime juice, garlic and butter. Store leftover pistachio-basil butter in your refrigerator for up to a week; toss with hot pasta or spread on toasted French bread.

Grilled Salmon with Pistachio-Basil Butter

North Woods Fish Tacos

We trolled the lakes for this south-of-the-Canadian-border specialty. To give extra zip to the marinated whitefish, spoon on sweet-tart Midwest cherry salsa. Roll the chunks of fish in a tortilla along with the burgundy salsa, and finish it off with tangy sour cream.

North Woods Fish Tacos

Sweet and Sassy Walleye Chowder in Bread Bowls

Linda Rohr of Darien, Connecticut, came up with a Midwest version of East Coast chowder using lake-fresh walleye, corn and sweet potato chunks in a golden bread bowl. 

Sweet and Sassy Walleye Chowder in Bread Bowls

Citrus Salmon with Broccoli

Cook tender salmon fillets in your skillet with a simple lemon juice-sugar combination and a sprinkling of fresh dill. Broccoli or green beans round out this quick and easy dinner.

Citrus Salmon with Broccoli

Asian Grilled Tuna

Marinate tuna in a blend of rice vinegar, canola oil, sugar and ginger for fresh Asian-inspired flavor. Serve with steamed julienne carrots and green beans for a colorful presentation.

Asian Grilled Tuna

North Shore Fish Cakes

Every self-respecting North Shore cook makes a version of this traditional Scandinavian main dish. A touch of nutmeg flavors the moist-on-the-inside and crisp-on-the-outside patties.

North Shore Fish Cakes

Honey-Bourbon Salmon

Although this recipe takes very little hands-on cooking time, be sure to allow an hour to marinate the salmon so it absorbs all the flavors of the sweet-and-salty marinade.

Honey-Bourbon Salmon

The Walleye Whopper

This Heartland fried-fish sandwich comes from a Garrison, Minnesota, restaurant. The town is home to Lake Mille Lacs, known for its abundance of walleye.

The Walleye Whopper

Parmesan-Crusted Fish

Sprinkle panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) and Parmesan cheese on fish fillets for a super-easy flavor coating. While the fish is baking, cook julienned carrots in a skillet and serve with butter and ginger.

Parmesan-Crusted Fish

Fish and Corn Chowder

Ready in just 20 minutes, this chowder gets rich flavor and creamy texture from ingredients such as cream-style corn, shredded Swiss cheese, chopped veggies and evaporated milk.

Fish and Corn Chowder

Oven-Fried Fish

A coating of seasoned dry bread crumbs, cornmeal and lemon-pepper seasoning gives baked fish a satisfying crunch without the fat and calories of pan-frying.

Oven-Fried Fish

Lemon and Dill Walleye Sandwiches with Tartar Sauce

These sandwiches showcase fish grilled on a bed of lemon slices and served on toasted bread.

Lemon and Dill Walleye Sandwiches with Tartar Sauce

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