Fish Made Easy
Potato Chips Meet Fish
Serve tilapia coated with potato chips, herbs and honey-mustard dressing.
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!
Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos
Fresh fruit and bottled barbecue sauce lend sassy sweetness to low-cal, vitamin-rich grilled fish tacos.
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.
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.
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.
Tilapia with Almond Butter
Serve skillet-cooked tilapia on a bed of snow pea pods, drizzled with butter and sprinkled with sliced almonds.
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.
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.
Glorious Glazed Salmon
Sweet tamari sauce brushed on the salmon caramelizes into a delicious glaze.
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.
Crispy Almond Fish
Make a quick, crunchy coating for baked fish with chopped almonds, fresh thyme and bread crumbs.
Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl
Top fettuccine with skillet-cooked salmon, fresh baby spinach, roasted sweet peppers and reduced-calorie dressing for a speedy meal.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.